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· October, 2012

Stories about Spain from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Transcript of Catalan Journalists’ Video Against Their Libel Fine

Discover the transcript of some parts of the video that the editors of the Catalan magazine Cafè amb Llet uploaded to YouTube to comment on their recent libel sentence and...

Spain: Journalists Fined After Revealing Corruption in Catalonia

Marta Sibina and Albano Dante, editors of the citizen media magazine Cafè amb Llet, have been fined 10,000 euro for libel. They uploaded to YouTube a video strongly criticizing the...

28 October 2012

Spain: The Minister of Education's Many Gaffes

The Minister of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, José Ignacio Wert, has sparked controversy after controversy since taking up his position less than a year ago. Netizens have not...

14 October 2012

Global Community: “We Should Not Pay”

On October 13, the initiative #globalnoise, supported by different activist movements, called for a global "pots and pans" protest. The website #globalnoise coordinated the initiatives of movements and individuals.

13 October 2012

Spain: Government Insults Judge for Exonerating Protestors

Judge Pedraz's writ, which closes the case against eight people detained at the 25-S protests, has not gone down at all well in government circles. The Congress spokesperson, Rafael Hernando,...

11 October 2012

Global Pot-Banging Protests Scheduled for October 13

A day of pot-banging protests promises to shake the most sensitive ears across across the globe on October 13, 2012. The Global Noise initiative, organized by the international networks of...

5 October 2012

Spain: Police Violence During Protest Outside Congress

The 25S movement brought thousands of people together to protest in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on September 25. The atmosphere became tense, just as predicted, with police...

Spain: The Banks Win, the People Lose

The consulting firm Oliver Wyman, which assesses the solidity of the main Spanish banks, has made public its conclusion: the banks will need 52 000 million euros to get out...

3 October 2012

Spain: Ryanair (aka Adventures in Flying)

Ryanair, the low-cost, no-luxury Irish airline is coming under fire once again. This time for the various incidents that have occurred in Spain and other countries in the last few...

2 October 2012

Spain: Greeting Real Madrid With Catalan Separatist Flags

When the rival soccer teams Real Madrid and FC Barcelona meet for a match on October 7, a Catalan activist group is encouraging fans to bring their Catalan separatist flags...

1 October 2012

Spain: ‘Carne Cruda’ Cancellation Stirs Debate on Censorship

Fears of state censorship and declining freedom of expression rise as the influential, political satire programme 'Carne Cruda' found itself unexpectedly cancelled from national radio.

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