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Freedom Of The Press

Spain's problems with freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

El Mundo Editor David Jiménez Sacked After A Year

NEWS: El Mundo editor David Jiménez has been sacked by publisher Unidad Editorial after just a year on the job, El Confidencial [reported][1] on Wednesday morning. A source within Unidad Editorial confirmed to The Spain Repor... (Read full story).

Three Spanish Journalists Kidnapped In Syria Freed After 10 Months In Captivity

NEWS: Antonio Pampliega, José Manuel López and Ángel Sastre, three Spanish freelance journalists who went missing in Aleppo (Syria) last July 12, are free tonight and awaiting their return to Spain in Turkey, Spanish media repor... (Read full story).

Strike: El Mundo, Expansión & Marca Will Not Go To Print On Wednesday

NEWS: Staff at El Mundo publisher Unidad Editorial are to strike for 24 hours on Tuesday, May 3 after a first day of talks with management ended without agreement. The strike will involve workers across Unidad Editorial from ... (Read full story).

El Mundo Journalists & Unidad Editorial Staff To Strike On Tuesdays In Protest At "Savage" Lay Offs

NEWS: On Friday, staff at Spanish daily El Mundo announced they would strike every Tuesday for 24 hours from May 3 after news broke on Thursday that publisher Unidad Editorial is to lay off almost a quarter of all workers at the... (Read full story).

Spanish Home Secretary Appointed National Newspaper Editor As Honorary Police Chief

NEWS: Spain's interim Home Secretary, Jorge Fernández Díaz (PP), appointed the editor of right-wing national daily La Razón, Francisco Marhuenda, as an honorary police chief on January 7 this year, the Home Office confirmed to T... (Read full story).

Spanish Puppet Masters Publish Statment XXXXX

TRANSLATION: The two Spanish puppet masters jailed for five days on remand by a judge in Madrid have published a statement xxxx, via a lawyers cooperative, Red Jurídica, representing one of the men, the cooperative told The Spain Repor... (Read full story).

Judge Jails Puppet Masters For Glorifying Terrorism And Inciting Hatred At Kiddies Play In Madrid

NEWS: In an 8-page ruling, Judge Ismael Moreno Chamarro at the duty investigating court in Madrid ordered two puppet masters arrested on Friday to prison on remand, without bail, on charges of glorifying terrorism and inciting h... (Read full story).

Madrid Sacks Carnaval Managers After Infants Puppet Show Depicts Murder, Rape & Hanging

NEWS: Madrid City Hall's culture councillor, Celia Mayer, announced on Saturday that she will sack carnaval programme managers in the Spanish capital "immediately" after they hired a theatre company for an infant puppet show in ... (Read full story).

TV Show Sneaks On Minister's Husband To Take Part In Audience Questions For Rajoy

NEWS: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, long criticised for his evasive, vacuous answers to Spanish journalists' questions and his use of plasma TV screens to give press conferences, appeared on La Sexta Noche, one of Spain'... (Read full story).
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