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  • 21-Jun-18 TV News: ‘Artistic freedom a concern on World Music Day’

    ACN | Barcelona
    21 June 2018 08:35 PM
    21-Jun-18 TV News: ‘Artistic freedom a concern on World Music Day’
    Spain was the country in the world that convicted the most artists last year, according to an international NGO focused on protecting artists' rights. Experts warn that many musicians are self-censoring their work in order to avoid prosecution. The case of rapper Valtonyc, sentenced to three and...

HIGHLIGHTS


Banner reading 'It is not abuse, it is rape' during the main 2018 Workers' Day demonstration in Barcelona (by Andrea Zamorano)

Navarra court to release ‘La Manada’ members on bail

Five men accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old and convicted of sexual abuse to go free on 6,000...
From left to right: Valtònyc, Pablo Hasél, and Elgio, three Hip Hop artists sentenced to prison by Spanish courts (by Jordi Bataller)

NGO defending freedom of artistic expression says Spain is “major concern”

International organization Freemuse wants Spanish government to change law used to jail musicians...
Correfocs in a square in the Barceloneta neighborhood on June 24 2017 (by Pere Francesch)

Extra police and firefighters for Sant Joan festival

Catalan interior department to deploy 3,197 officers and 172 extra firefighters for annual...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Spanish king Felipe VI (left) and Catalan president Quim Torra (Images by ACN and Casa Real)

President insists Spain's king 'should apologize' to Catalan people

Some parties see the monarch decision not to hold talks with Torra as a "mistake" while Cs...
Berga mayor Montse Venturós (by ACN)

Mayor banned from office for hanging independence flag during election

Montse Venturós was requested twice to remove flag from Berga city council
Pedro Sánchez and Quim Torra (by ACN)

Crucial meeting between Catalan and Spanish leaders set for July 9

Torra and Sánchez encounter will be first step towards dialogue since Catalonia's referendum on...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Food Bank volunteers in Girona distribute food in boxes on December 12 2018 (by Lourdes Casademont)

Risk-of-poverty-rate in 2017 up to 20%

Those under 16 most affected population, according to the Catalan Statistics Institute (Idescat)
Participants in the recreation of the Ebre Battle at Flix on November 19 (by Sílvia Jardí)

International congress aims to commemorate Battle of the Ebre

Tortosa to host talks and debates on 80th anniversary of Civil War’s longest and bloodiest conflict

BUSINESS


Containers in Port de Barcelona (by ACN)

Exports hit €24.1bn –a new record

Figures for Catalan sales abroad during first quarter up 4.5% compared to last year
Image of Amazon's logistics centre (by ACN)

Foreign investment forecast ‘very positive’ despite first quarter drop

Business minister says this year’s 62% fall in funds from abroad will be offset over next six months
Trains made by Alstom at the Santa Perpètua de Mogoda plant on April 30 2018 (by Alstom)

Alstom Catalonia plant to build 38 trams for Frankfurt

The first two trams are expected to start running in 2020 and will operate on the current network...

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Gyde Jensen urges Merkel to have a leading role in bringing both sides to the negotiation table

Officers enter Catalan Economy department, Statistical Institute, Telecommunications and IT center and Mediapro firm

Jordi Cuixart, in prison for 8 months, to continue leading Òmnium Cultural

CULTURE


Rapper Valtonyc in a show in March 2018 (by Gemma Tubert)

Exiled rapper covers 'Bella Ciao'

Valtonyc releases version of classic antifascist hymn in collaboration with Belgian production...
Thom Yorke during the 2018 Sónar concert (by Sónar)

Sónar Festival attracts record 126,000 visitors

The electronic music event offered 150 concerts in 10 different venues with attendees coming from...

LIFE & STYLE


The Roca brothers in their restaurant in Girona on Tuesday morning (by ACN)

El Celler de Can Roca in Girona is the second best restaurant in the world –again!

Roca brothers back at No.2 of the World's 50 Best Restaurant ranking, while Disfrutar in...
Two 'coques de Sant Joan' on June 19 2018 (by Laura Busquets)

Catalans will eat 1.7m Sant Joan sweets

Sales for the ‘coca de Sant Joan’ cake might even see a 2% increase since the holiday falls...
Fashion designer Mireia Vidal (by Andrea Esteva)

'Street clothes do not motivate me,' says bridal designer

Mireia Vidal, Catalan dressmaker to Spanish Queen, tells of her meteoric rise

SPORTS


Olympian athlete Jesús García Bragado in the training facilities in PortAventura on June 19 2018 (by Roger Segura)

Tarragona welcomes first athletes on eve of Mediterranean Games

Participants begin arriving in Mediterranean Village on Wednesday, with major sporting event to...
Enric Gisbert, spokesman for Vallés Oriental Hotel Association (by ACN)

Local hoteliers expect full house for Moto GP

Event at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia brings "good figures" for Vallés Oriental region,...