Court investigates Catalan public media directors over referendum
TV and radio heads to face judge on January 23
A Court investigating the Catalan referendum has summoned the directors of the Catalan public media.
The head of the Catalan public television TV3, Vicent Sanchis, and the head of the public radio, and Saül Gordillo, will face the judge on January 23.
The same court has also summoned Maria Àngels Barbarà, director of the Catalan Authority of Data Protection.
Although they have not been officially notified of the reasons of the investigation, the same court is dealing with allegations of misuse of public funds or disobedience in regards to the referendum campaign.
Catalan media broadcasted a referendum ad for about five or six days in September, weeks before the independence vote. However, they stopped doing it in mid-September.
A Court sent letters to the public and private media urging them not to publish ads related to the referendum, that was deemed unconstitutional by Spain.