Spain: Police seized journalists’ documentation and devices in relation to corruption case

Spanish police officers raided the headquarters of Spanish news agency Europa Press and newspaper Diario de Mallorca, on 11 December, to confiscate documents and personal devices of several journalists. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) joined their Spanish affiliates, FeSP, FAPE and CCOO, in condemning the police operation, which is a serious violation of the right of journalists to protect their sources. This right is a fundamental pillar of press freedom and is protected by the 20th article of the Spanish Constitution. Its violation is an attack on the free exercise of journalism. According to Europa…

Spanish Public TV Lacks Independence From The Government

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) participated, early December, to a four-day international mission to Madrid and Barcelona led by the International Press Institute (IPI). The mission sought to gauge the level of press freedom, freedom of expression and the right of access to information in Spain. Our colleague Paco Audije followed the work of the mission, as a member of the EFJ Steering Committee and member of the EFJ expert group on broadcasting (BREG). The mission report will probably be released at the end of January. Here are the conclusions of the representative of the EFJ, focused on the situation of…