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On 17 January 2019, Marc Glesener joined the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg Independent Media Authority (ALIA) for a five-year term. The former journalist and editor-in-chief of the Luxemburger Wort founded the agency M(a)Gsolutions, specialising in media and communications consultancy, in September 2012.

“I am delighted that Marc Glesener has joined our public institution,” affirmed ALIA Chairman Thierry Hoscheit. “Mr Glesener has already made his mark in the journalism industry and he knows the Luxembourg audiovisual landscape inside out. The issues that we are dealing with as a regulatory authority are becoming increasingly complex, and the expertise and experience of a media professional will be invaluable.”

Speaking about his appointment, Marc Glesener said: “This new role is a major challenge. In a rapidly changing media world, the task of regulators as watchdogs serving the public is becoming all the more demanding.”

Four Board members appointed back in 2014 have had their positions confirmed for a new term. These are Thierry Hoscheit (magistrate), Valérie Dupong (lawyer), Claude Wolf (journalist) and Luc Weitzel (legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Union).

Jeannot Clement (retired municipal secretary) is no longer a Board member after completing a five-year term. “I would like to thank Mr Clement for his dedication from the very early days of our Authority. He played a key role during the initial phase of setting up a media regulator in Luxembourg,” says Thierry Hoscheit.