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Spain takes control of Catalan public media to “guarantee accurate, objective and balanced information”

Catalan public media officials can be dismissed or "temporarily replaced", according to measures proposed

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21 October 2017 05:30 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Spanish government will take control of Catalan public media in order to “guarantee accurate, objective and balanced information”. According to the document that has been sent to the Spanish Senate to enforce article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, by controlling Catalan public media, the Spanish government aims to “guarantee political pluralism, social, cultural and territorial balance” of the Catalan public media, as well as the "respect of the Spanish constitution’s principles and values."

According to measures proposed, media officials can also be dismissed or “temporarily replaced.” The Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy, said “the responsibilities of managing the Catalan public media will pass to “the new administrators.”

Spain will also take control of Catalan telecommunications and digital services, as well as all the Catalan government’s information technology services, particulary those related to the IT Center and the Information Security Center of Catalonia.  

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