NOTE! This site uses cookies

By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more detalis, see Read more

Accept

What are you looking for?


PODCAST: Catalangate – Spain's spyware surveillance operation in the spotlight

Ins and outs of alleged espionage campaign against more than 65 pro-independence figures 

SHARE

07 May 2022 10:03 AM

by

ACN | Barcelona

Cristina Tomàs White and Gerard Escaich Folch join Lorcan Doherty to discuss the ins and outs of Catalangate, Spain's alleged espionage operation – investigated by Citizen Lab and reported by the New Yorker – of over 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, activists, and their close associates. Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts or Spotify. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Spotify

 

With Spanish intelligence admitting to having spied on 18 individuals, and senior Spanish figures also targeted separately, we look at the legal and political fallout and hear from four of those targeted: Elisenda Paluzie, president of Catalan National Assembly, Esquerra MP Meritxell Serret, and lawyers Andreu Van den Eynde and Gonzalo Boye. 

This week's Catalan phrase is 'donar gat per llebre', literally 'to give cat for hare', it means to deceive someone by trying to pass one thing off as another.

Get in touch with the podcast team: fillingthesink@acn.cat.

Listen to more episodes of Filling the Sink below or find out more here.

SHARE

  • Pro-independence figures targeted by Pegasus spyware protest in Barcelona, May 6, 2022 (by Pol Solà / Carola López)

  • Pro-independence figures targeted by Pegasus spyware protest in Barcelona, May 6, 2022 (by Pol Solà / Carola López)

RELATED