Spain has experienced an unprecedented decline in press freedom, says PDLI
by Jane Whyatt and Frederic Krull
Hooded demonstrators have attacked TV journalists covering the Catalonia national day demonstrations which attracted more than 500,000 people in support of independence for the autonomous region.
Yolanda Qintada. Photo: License CC_BY_SA - Author: Dani Gago
The Spanish journalists’ unions Agrupación de Periodistas de CCOO (FSC-CCOO) and Federación de Sindicatos de Periodistas (FeSP) condemned these acts. Their statement rejects “ All types of behaviours that seek to coerce, harass, intimidate and condition the work of journalists, violating the fundamental right to freedom of expression and the right of citizens to receive free and truthful information.“ Catalonia is not the only flashpoint.…