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Taxpayers Association’s Media Award awarded to Wolfgang Leikermoser, host of the morning programme of ANTENNE BAYERN

On 16 July, the Taxpayers Association of Bavaria and the Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE) will award its Media Prize 2014 to Wolfgang Leikermoser, the host of the morning programme of ANTENNE BAYERN, in the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels.

With Wolfgang Leikermoser we honour a “lawyer for the citizens“, a person that - together with the ANTENNE BAYERN team - has rendered outstanding services to defend the taxpayers’ interests, for example, by his annual presentation of the “Black Book - The Waste of Public Funds”, says Rolf von Hohenhau, President of the Bavarian and European Taxpayers Association, in his welcoming address.

In his laudatory speech, the chairman of the Economic Committee of the Bavarian Landtag (legislative assembly) and Member of the Landtag, Erwin Huber, acknowledges his reliable reporting and information on critical political issues. In his opinion, Wolfgang Leikermoser has an outstanding ability to translate complex European topics and difficult messages into comprehensible language. His sense of humour along with his ready wit make sure that the people of Bavaria are well informed, entertained and never feel bored during the early morning radio hours.

Dr. Dr. Paolo Magagnotti, President of the Federation of European Journalists: “We need more of such brave and entertaining journalists like Wolfgang Leikermoser, people that understand to adequately present European matters – in this particular instance in an audible format – and inform in a manner so as to awake the listeners interest to know more about Europe and not turn away because of being bored. Anybody who wants to support Europe has to get people interested, admit critique and, above all, stop speaking in riddles as Brussels is often accused of.“ Wolfgang Leikermoser is an example par excellence for modern and attractive journalism. His listeners do not only feel well entertained but also – true to the radio station’s motto – “better informed about Bavaria and the world“ in an outstanding manner, says the President of the Federation of European Journalists, Magagnotti.

Taxpayers Association of Europe, Office Munich:
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