Arab Today, arab today spanish state broadcaster drops \censorship\ plan
Last Updated : GMT 06:58:51
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Media » TV

Spanish state broadcaster drops \'censorship\' plan

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Spanish state broadcaster drops \'censorship\' plan

Madrid - Arabstoday

The Spanish state broadcaster, RTVE, withdraws plans to allow political representatives to have access to the editing system for news reportsSpain\'s state broadcaster buckled in the face of widespread outrage Thursday and abandoned a plan to let political representatives review news stories before they air.The RTVE board -- composed of major political party and union representatives -- stunned journalists by deciding Wednesday to give themselves access to the station\'s internal editing system for news reports.It would allow the politicians to see all the journalists\' headlines, videos, interviews and connections in real time -- while they are being worked on and before they are shown to the public.The move, which came ahead of a general election on November 20, was swiftly condemned by journalists, party leaders and the public, with some likening it to a return to the practices of the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco.\"It opens the door to advance censorship, political control and all kinds of pressure,\" charged the RTVE news committee, made up of representatives of the channel\'s news services.\"This decision is a direct attack on the freedom and independence of journalists since it allows for the control of the content of newscasts while they are being prepared,\" it said in a statement.Four RTVE board members from the conservative Popular Party, which is riding high in opinion polls, had made the proposal at Wednesday\'s meeting.With the abstention of the ruling Socialist Party members of the board, the proposal was passed.But on Thursday, in the face of the fierce backlash, the Popular Party members of the board backpedalled and vowed to reverse the decision in an urgent meeting Friday.In a statement, they said they proposed the measure because \"they felt it was useful for the board and without any intention to interfere in the work of the professionals.\"\"Given the opposition and unease this decision has raised among the workers of the company and wide sectors of public opinion, we have reconsidered this decision and request its cancellation in an urgent meeting of the board called for that purpose,\" they added.The evening newscast on RTVE\'s main station TVE consistently tops the ratings.In a sign of protest against the measure, public radio RNE on Thursday morning played the music that featured at the start of cinema newsreels during Franco\'s 1939-75 dictatorship, which contained heavy amounts of propaganda.\"This is a proposal that takes us back to a past that we thought we had forgotten, where freedom of information did not exist,\" the Federation of Journalists\' Association of Spain said in a statement.Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy said it \"had been wise to rectify\" the decision while the Socialist prime ministerial candidate for the next general election, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, called the move \"a mistake\".\"I don\'t agree with it and I hope the board rectifies the decision,\" the former deputy prime minister said.The use of public television for the promotion of the government continued even after Franco\'s death in 1975.During the 1986 referendum campaign on Spain\'s membership in NATO, TVE was widely seen to have been used to bring the electorate around to the ruling Socialists\' new-found point of view in favour of membership.But over the years the public broadcaster has fought hard to free itself from accusations that it is manipulated by the government and polls show its newscasts are now the most trusted by the public.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today spanish state broadcaster drops \censorship\ plan Arab Today, arab today spanish state broadcaster drops \censorship\ plan

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today spanish state broadcaster drops \censorship\ plan Arab Today, arab today spanish state broadcaster drops \censorship\ plan

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
View News in Arabic - Media: تلفزيون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday