Stories about Spain from November, 2013
Spanish Police Attempt Dead-of-Night Shutdown of Valencia Public Broadcaster
The Valencian government, belonging to the conservative People's Party, has sent the police at 3 a.m. to shut down the regional public broadcaster Ràdio Televisió Valenciana (RTVV) [ca]. Since the government announced the decision to shut the broadcaster down on November 5, the journalists have been running both the radio...
Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 2)
In this second and final part of a series, we discuss the reactions and consequences on the shutdown of public television in Valencia, Spain.
Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 1)
The announcement by the Valencian government on the afternoon of November 5 fell like a bucket of cold water among television and public radio workers in Valencia, Spain.
“Catalan Independence” Explained in 16 Languages
The debut video of The Catalan Project (@Catalan_Project) features Fernando de Castro, “a Catalan from Galicia and Spanish”, presenting the project and explaining why some Catalans want independence from Spain using the 16 languages he is able to speak. Subtitles are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Catalan. The Catalan Project, an...
No One Found Guilty of ‘Prestige’ Oil Disaster in Spain
After 10 years of investigation and a nine-month trial, Galicia's High Court of Justice has acquitted the three defendants of all crimes against the environment.
Spanish Archbishop Publishes Book that Orders Women to “Get Married and Be Submissive”
Constanza Miriano, a journalist and married and mother of four, first published her book in Italy in 2011 where it sold 70 000 copies.
Scholarships Jeopardized for Thousands of Spanish Erasmus Program Students
The Ministry of Education cut grants for students in the Erasmus program who had been abroad for over a month already. Due to the avalanche of criticism, the minister had to rectify his decision.
Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Praises Catalan Viquipèdia
During the Open Science conference at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium on October 24, 2013, Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales highlighted Viquipèdia, the Catalan Wikipedia, as a success story. A video on YouTube features the moment when Wales talks about Viquipèdia (transcript by Viquipèdia editor Arnau Duran): “…in some of our small...