Catalan News Mission Statement
Catalan News' mission is to investigate, collect, and distribute high-quality news from Catalonia, and disseminate the knowledge of Catalan current affairs abroad, while reflecting the diversity of contemporary society.
Catalan News' aim is to meet the international public’s need for accurate, first-hand information from and about Catalonia, especially in areas where access to information is more difficult for foreign media. We provide text and audiovisual content tailored to the needs of our international audience.
Catalan News is a subsidiary of the Catalan News Agency (Agència Catalana de Notícies, ACN).
The ACN news agency, which has been successfully operating since 1999, is organized in a strongly interconnected territorial network all over Catalonia. Counting on the expertise of more than 70 highly-qualified and experienced professionals, ACN delivers multimedia journalism in all areas.
The ACN belongs to the Catalan Broadcasting Corporation (CCMA). The ACN headquarters is located in Barcelona with delegations in Madrid and Valencia as well as in Brussels.
Building on the long-term experience of this broad and well-organized territorial network and on the professional know-how of a multinational and multilingual team, Catalan News can provide first-hand, high-quality information from around the country for an international audience.
Catalan News’ Commitment to Integrity
Producing content of the highest quality is the basis for winning the trust of our customers and the public at large. All of us at Catalan News—the company as well as every individual—defend the practice and promotion of the principles of journalistic integrity.
At Catalan News we do not aim to sway our customers and public toward any particular point of view but rather to encourage that they understand the facts, and thus be able to come to their own conclusions. Therefore, Catalan News aims to provide the whole story, after learning about it as best as we can, and then explain it in a complete and unvarnished manner.
We at Catalan News decide independently which subjects we cover. We always aim to transmit the full story without any influence from financial or advertiser’s interests.
Catalan News is conscious of its reach and responsibility. Therefore, the agency accepts and takes responsibility for any errors it might make and is committed to correcting them in a visible location.
Our team at Catalan News is aware of our responsibility towards society, and sets the highest social standards possible to assure the highest integrity. Enhancing a culture of respect, diversity, gender equality, as well as safeguarding the health and dignity of our employees, customers, interviewees and the public are fundamental principles of Catalan News.
The ACN and Catalan News are subject to the regulations of the public Catalan Broadcasting Corporation (CCMA), which was founded on May 30, 1983. The high standards demanded of the CCMA are reflected in the criteria adopted when performing its public service mission, and the principles that inspire its programming.