The Freedom of Speech and the Press are under threat in Spain, according to a study endorsed by the EU Commission

The Media Pluralism Monitor 2020 report calls on the Spanish authorities to repeal or modify laws that restrict freedom of expression and information, to guarantee the protection and safety of …

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The Guardian

Phone of top Catalan politician ‘targeted by government-grade spyware’

One of Catalonia’s most senior politicians has been warned his mobile phone was targeted using spyware its makers say is only sold to governments to track criminals and terrorists.

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Ramón Grosfoguel: “Catalans are in a colonial situation”

Ramón Grosfoguel (1956) is a sociologist and an associated professor at the University of Berkeley (California). This Puerto Rican academic is a specialist in decolonisation and racism who knows Catalonia well …

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The Jacobin

Franco’s Stooges Still Dominate the Spanish Economy

Four decades since Spain’s transition to democracy, nostalgists for the Franco era are sharply resisting calls to topple its monuments and recognize its victims. Their fight to control historical memory …

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Irish Times

CIA files reopen questions about Spain’s state terrorism

Former Spanish prime minister Felipe González is under scrutiny following the publication of CIA documents which appear to link him to death squads that hunted down Basque separatists during his …

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Vilaweb

The case of the Catalan political prisoners

One year ago, the UN The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention severely condemned Spain for international human rights violation and demanded the immediate release of the jailed political leaders

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Financial Times

Flawed data casts cloud over Spain’s lockdown strategy

This week Spain reported what should have been cause for huge celebrations: according to the official coronavirus statistics, there were no new deaths in the 48 hours to midday on …

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Vilaweb

Sverre Pedersen: “We are not suprised by Spain’s bad ranking in violations of artistic freedom”

Interview with the Campaigns and Advocacy Manager at Freemuse, the organisation defending freedom of artistic expression.

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The Independent

Coronavirus: Spain eases lockdown restrictions despite recording nearly 4,000 new infections in 24 hours

Spaniards took the first tentative steps back to work on Monday as lockdown restrictions were partially relaxed, despite experts counselling against easing restrictions.

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The New York Times

‘Health Care Kamizakes’: How Spain’s health workers are battling coronavirus, unprotected

Over 12,000 health care workers have contracted Covid-19 in Spain amid grave shortages in personal protective equipment. Nurses and doctors showed us how they make their own gowns, masks and …

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