Picture: A young woman fill Catalan-TV3 walls with posters against her pro-independence partisanship
The Socialist Youth of Catalonia (JSC) has filled TV3 facilities with posters to denounce the pro-independence bias of Catalan public television in recent years. On the posters, in addition to asking for the resignation of the director of TV3, Vicent Sanchis, you can read slogans such as “No more teleindepe”, “Enough of teleprocessing”, “The public-TV belongs to everyone” or “Do not cover the holes of TV3 with money from the Covid Fund “. The action has been done by calling “Less Raholas and more doctors and teachers.”
In the statement that they have distributed coinciding with the action, the JSC denounces that “in Catalonia, the public media of the CCMA, with TV3 as the main reference, have been totally absorbed by the pro-independence governments of the last decade and have become a party propaganda machine, as well as attack those people and parties that do not share this ideology. ” The young socialists consider that “for a long time several professionals assigned to public television (and also to radio) have made very politicized statements, coincidentally always in the same line, a fact that totally breaks the norms that appear in the Style Book in relation to with impartiality. “
From the JSC they defend that “we have also seen in recent times how minutes of public TV are used to whitewash the looting of the Catalans of the tax evader former president Jordi Pujol and his family, investigated by the justice as an alleged criminal organization. We also see a series of programs dedicated almost exclusively to boasting echoes of political parties or pro-independence entities such as “Tot es mou” or FAQS. The CCMA leadership itself has recognized in its reports that the majority of collaborators and opinion-makers who invite to their programs are clearly pro-independentists. In addition to all this, adds its silence to social problems unrelated to its processist obsession.
“Catalonia has had a government for too many years that does not govern, that does not take into account more than half of the Catalans and whose priorities are to allocate money to TV3 or to buy land for casinos and that ignore the needs citizens, such as providing more resources to schools and primary care centers, “laments the JSC, which also criticizes that money from the emergency fund to deal with the effects of Covid-19 has been dedicated to cover part of the deficit of TV3.
Finally, they end up demanding that “TV3 once again be a plural public television, respectful and representative of all the sensitivities of plurality and wealth that characterize Catalan society”.