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|Appears in Collections:||History and Politics Newspaper/Magazine Articles|
|Title: ||Spain’s disregard for Catalan press freedom is setting a dangerous precedent|
|Authors: ||Tarrega, Mariola|
|Issue Date: ||29-Sep-2017|
|Publisher: ||The Conversation Trust|
|Citation: ||Tarrega M (2017) Spain’s disregard for Catalan press freedom is setting a dangerous precedent , The Conversation, 29.9.2017.|
|Abstract: ||First paragraph: In the run-up to the Catalan independence referendum on October 1 – ahead of the police attacks on voters on the day – the lines between protecting the Spanish constitution and curtailing freedom of expression became increasingly blurred. More than 140 websites promoting the referendum have been closed by the Spanish government in recent weeks. Reports have been rife of tensions between police and journalists – including raids on newspaper offices, broad threats of legal consequences, and an organised protest by journalists against harassment. All this in parallel with the other hostilities from Madrid: threats to arrest Catalan mayors, interference with civic budgets, mass police deployment and now the violence on the day itself. How do these attempts to control communication compare to other referendums – and how concerned should we be?|
|Type: ||Newspaper/Magazine Article|
|Rights: ||The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/|
|Affiliation: ||University of Stirling|
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