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Below are posts about citizen media in Catalan. Don't miss Global Voices en Català, where Global Voices posts are translated into Catalan! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about Catalan

26 September 2015

A Series of Outrageous Events Fuels Catalans’ Distrust Before Historic Election on Independence

The Catalan people's distrust towards the Spanish government has been exacerbated by several unfortunate public faux-pas in the weeks prior to Catalonia's regional "independence" election on September 27.

5 September 2015

An ‘Appeal to Affection and Empathy’: Barcelona's Mayor Wants Spain’s Cities to Welcome Refugees

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau's idea to create a network of refuge-cities for refugees has become a real-life plan after a Facebook comment went viral.

24 October 2013

Catalan Man Sentenced to Prison after Refusing to Speak Spanish

Carles Mateu, who refused to speak in Spanish to officers during a routine traffic stop in Valencia, was sentenced to six months in prison and had his driver's license revoked.

13 October 2013

Hundreds of Earthquakes on Catalan Coast Stir Protests Against Gas Company

Over 300 microtremors hit the northern area of Valencia and southern Catalonia. The quakes could be related to the activities of a controversial natural gas company called the Castor Project.

24 August 2013

Three Youths Harassed After Speaking Catalan at Music Festival in Spain

Two cases of Catalanophobia, this time reported at Valencia's Arenal Sound festival, once again caused a stir on the Internet.

6 August 2013

Spain: Catalan Water Polo Player Quits Twitter After Harassment

Roser Tarragó had displayed the Catalan separatist flag and a picture wearing the Catalan team suit instead of the Spanish one on her account.

9 July 2013

‘E-Christians’ Reject New US Ambassador to Spain for Being Gay

James Costos, the new US ambassador to Spain, is openly gay. E-Christians, an ultra-catholic website of Catalan origin, has criticized the US for sending Costos to Spain, and they have...

7 May 2013

Spanish Blogger Goes After Anti-Catalan Prejudice in Viral Video

A YouTube video featuring an Andalusian Spanish blogger criticizing xenophobic attitudes in Spain toward the region of Catalonia has gone viral.

19 April 2013

Catalan Wikipedia Reaches 400,000 Article Milestone

The Catalan edition of Wikipedia Viquipèdia, a fundamental support to a language and culture historically discriminated against because it belongs to a stateless nation, has registered a record number of...

6 April 2013

Spain: The Eternal Fight to Dismantle a Fascist Symbol and Mass Grave

The Valley of the Fallen, the ostentatious memorial monument built for the Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco, is perhaps the biggest symbol of Francoism and the biggest mass grave in...

2 April 2013

What do we do at Global Voices Catalonia?

On 27 February, the Global Voices international community of bloggers presented its Catalan edition in Barcelona. In this post we explain who we are, what we do and how to...

14 March 2013

Barcelona's Best Writers, Translators Celebrate Literary Journal Asymptote's Anniversary

Asymptote, an international digital literature and translation magazine, celebrated its second anniversary with events held around the globe, including Barcelona. Yew Leong Lee, the magazine's editor-in-chief, spoke with Global Voices...

4 March 2013

‘Global Voices Can Help Explain Catalonia to the World’

Interview with Violeta Camarasa, Global Voices Online's Catalan-language editor. Global Voices Català has demonstrated over the past several months that it has the capacity to explain Catalonia to the world,...

27 February 2013

#Wikimodernism: Catalan Modernism, from the Classroom to the Web

The mystery behind the dreamy aesthetic of Barcelona's fantastic architecture is only a click away. Art history students in Barcelona are trading in traditional homework to share their learning about...

12 February 2013

Listening to Colours

Original de Vilaweb. Neil Harbisson és primer ciborg reconegut oficialment per un govern i el protagonista del documental guanyador al Festival Sundance 'Cyborg Foundation', del cineasta català Rafel Duran. Harbisson...

17 December 2012

Catalonia: Independence from Spain to Do What?

It appears that Catalonia is now set to hold a referendum on its ties to the rest of Spain. Could an independent Catalonia lead to the break-up of the establishment...

25 November 2012

Spain: Minor Beaten by Catalonia's Police, Call for Minister to Resign

The use of force by Catalonia's police force, during November 14, 2012's general strike has brought about a wave of online condemnation. The events, which took place in the middle...

Spain: Catalan Newspaper Censors Blog for Reporting Hunger Strike

Catalan journalist and Global Voices contributor Lali Sandiumenge recently decided to disassociate her blog on digital activism, Guerreros del teclado or "Keyboard Warriors" from Catalonia's leading daily newspaper, La Vanguardia...

Spain: Catalan Elections – “We are all Garcia”

This Sunday, voters in Catalonia head to the polls . The electoral campaign, which has honed in on the question of independence, began last week with a polemic video posted...

12 November 2012

Catalan TV Show Flares Debate Over Independence from Spain

Catalan public television, TV3, recently broadcast a special news program called "Independence, step by step". It has caused massive debate at a heated moment in Catalan politics, not long before...

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