Reporters Without Borders warns of bias in Spanish media

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned this tuesday World Press Freedom DayThere are vehicles in Spain “overly polarized” and “forgetful about informational duties” away from political positions” and becoming more and more like opinion media.

This media polarization and the economic context of the industry counter that improves journalists’ safety The state of the institutional and social environment, according to the analysis made by the RSF today, presenting the usual world classification for press freedom 2022.

classification It places Spain 32nd in the list of 180 countries. According to the organization’s analysis, it is behind the three positions achieved last year, but in this a new methodology has been applied, not just the political situation and the safety of journalists.

Alfonso Baluz, head of the Spanish branch of RSF, will release details this morning, along with Edith R. Cachera, RSF’s vice-president and correspondent for Spain, and journalist Ebbaba Hameida, RTVE’s special envoy to Ukraine. what is the status freedom of the press in spain and new indicators for classification.

Other indicators such as the legal, socio-cultural or economic framework were added this year, and secondly, according to the RSF report, ‘Spain fails’ despite jointly recording ‘good year’ for press freedomwith “much” less aggression than in recent years and without recording the violent waves of anti-vaccine demonstrations in other countries.

Possible repeal of the so-called expression crimes (insulting the Krata, religious feelings and apology from terrorism)It was declared unconstitutional. spigot law The most controversial provisions of the Gag Act, which criminalizes the taking of images by the press, are also in the process of being repealed by the courts.

“It’s not a year that the political context particularly impacted freedom of the press in Spain – lack of transparency demonstrated by central and regional governments Despite public information about the pandemic and the media hatred that emerged in 2021, sound-, but what punishes Spain’s position is the economic context of the media”, according to the organization.

It is the economic context of the media that punishes Spain’s position and leaves it three more points on the list: extreme market concentration, serious difficulties in creating an environmentlack of help and serious precariousness of professionals to stimulate the emergence of new publications.

This year, according to the RSF, “the public sphere is not so responsible for the shortcomings of freedom of the press, but the private sphere is more responsible.” Excessive concentration (especially audio-visual) according to journalists, it makes the emergence of new alternative media very difficultwho must fight fiercely against the most established games by subscribers affected by the economic situation.

attribution journalists’ safetySpain ranked 35th, Scored significantly better than France (85), Germany (91) or the United Kingdom (49)are respectively affected by the economic situation.

Source: Informacion

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