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Two Spanish journalists killed in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso must immediately investigate the murders of three journalists on April 27 and bring the perpetrators to justice, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. According to media reports, two Spanish journalists, David Beriain and Roberto Fraile, and an unidentified Irish journalist, were reportedly murdered by unknown assailants near Pama Reserve, in the eastern […]

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Press freedom in Spain in 2020: Coronavirus and five years of the ‘gag laws’

2020 has been, once again, a bad year for freedom of information in Spain: not only has there been no relevant legislative progress, despite the change of government, but serious incidents have also occurred. The coronavirus pandemic has had, also in this country, a negative impact on press freedom, mainly due to the very serious […]

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Spanish regional daily focuses on network-building to keep local journalism strong

This article is part of IPI’s series “Media Freedom in Europe in the Shadow of Covid” Heraldo de Aragón is a regional daily newspaper in Spain founded 125 years ago and published in Zaragoza, in the country’s northeast Aragón province. It has the highest circulation in its distribution area. In 2011, it founded Hiberus, a […]

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Spain’s public broadcaster looks for a future-proof model

On Saturday, March 14, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez addressed the public and announced that, due to the spread of COVID-19, a state of emergency, including restrictions on the fundamental right of free movement, would take effect across the country at midnight Sánchez’s appearance brought a historic television audience record in Spain. TVE (Televisión Española), […]

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