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· November, 2012

Stories about Spain from November, 2012

28 November 2012

Television Network Telecinco Sues Blogger in Spain

Pablo Herreros, the blogger who a few months ago successfully got sponsors of a television show to pull their advertising until TV executives committed to more ethical behavior, was sued...

26 November 2012

Chris Moya, SpainRevolt and Cyberactivism

In this interview with Juan Arellano, Chris Moya, software developer, Spanish cyberactivist and Global Voices collaborator, talks about the protests in Spain, his website SpainRevolt, and cyberactivism.

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...

24 November 2012

Worrisome Brutality of Anti-Riot Police in Spain

On 14th November, during the general strike across Europe, demonstrations were held in every city of Spain. Protests were suppressed with severity by police forces, as has become the norm...

23 November 2012

Hackathons in Droves: How is a Hackathon Organised?

Technology for Transparency Network

In the following guest article, J.J. Merelo, Doctor in Physics and Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, tells us of his experience organising educational hackathons in light of the regional...

20 November 2012

Social Pressure Halts Evictions Temporarily in Spain

After years of action, the associations and platforms that formed in protest against home evictions in Spain achieved their first great success. The Spanish Banking Association announced that all evictions...

15 November 2012

Spanish Constitutional Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

The Spanish Constitutional Court approved by a large majority the law passed in 2005 that guarantees equal rights to same sex marriages. Social media buzzed with reactions.

Strike Across Southern Europe

November 14 witnessed the first strike of its kind, including all the southern European countries most affected by austerity and financial crisis. Events were covered by citizens on the street...

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...

6 November 2012

Spain: Catalan Unionist Party Launches Controversial Viral Video

One of Catalonia's minority unionist parties, Ciutadans, made a splash on the Web with a viral video citing a controversial essay written by former nationalist president Jordi Pujol, containing derogatory...

1 November 2012

If Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain, Invasion?

Various people, among them four members of the European Parliament, have spoken of a possible military intervention in Catalonia, Spain, if the region attempts to secede, provoking an avalanche of...

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