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  • 22-Feb-18 TV News: 'Amnesty highlights Spanish crackdown on independence in annual report'

    ACN | Barcelona
    22 February 2018 07:12 PM
    Disproportionate use of police violence to stop the independence referendum... attacks on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly of Catalan independence supporters… excessive pre-trial detention of Catalan leaders… all these have been highlighted by Amnesty International in...
    22-Feb-18 TV News: 'Amnesty highlights Spanish crackdown on independence in annual report'

HIGHLIGHTS


Director of Amnesty International in Europe, Gauri Van Gulik (Courtesy of Amnesty International)

Imprisonment of Catalan leaders ‘sends a very scary message,’ says Amnesty director

Q&A with Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International Europe’s director
Humorist Joaquin Reyes with a Puigdemont mask (by Vertele /El Diario)

Spanish police mistake impersonator for Puigdemont

Six officers tried to “detain” Joaquín Reyes during filming for TV programme
Barcelona project uses VR to improve empathy for victims of abuse (by IDIBAPS)

Barcelona project uses VR to improve empathy for victims of abuse

Virtual reality study in city’s Hospital Clínic helps convicted abusers to...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Ciutadans leader Inés Arrimadas in a press conference (by ACN)

Main unionist party accuses independence leaders of abandoning ship

Leader of Ciutadans calls for an end to “smoke and mirrors” from secessionist movement
Ada Colau with family members of jailed pro-independence leaders (by ACN)

Barcelona mayor stands up for families of jailed leaders

At event on Wednesday, Ada Colau called imprisonment in Madrid “unacceptable double...
Spanish president Mariano Rajoy at the pre-campaign inaugural event in Barcelona on November 12 (by ACN)

Scientific research frozen and social policies delayed: the consequences of Catalonia’s takeover

After four months under Madrid’s direct rule, culture, historical memory policies,...

SOCIETY & SCIENCE


Voters facing police officers on October 1 in Catalonia (by Carles Palacio)

Amnesty: rights of Catalan independence supporters ‘disproportionately restricted’

Annual report on the state of human rights in the world includes the imprisonment of...
The exhibit “political prisoners of contemporary Spain” by artist Santiago Sierra (by Galeria Helga de Alvear)

Removal of exhibit ‘damages reputation’ of Madrid art festival

Artist calls move a “lack of respect” to the “intelligence of the public”...

BUSINESS


Girona airport (by ACN)

High speed train connection ‘guarantees’ future of Girona airport

Link to Barcelona will be “positive” for both facilities, says director
Catalan police meeting about use of drones during Mobile World Congress (by ACN)

Catalan police to use drones in MWC security operation

Terror threat level is high, set at four out of five, with annual Mobile World Congress just...
Two men checking in to a hotel in Sitges on Monday (by ACN)

Catalan coastal town attracts Mobile World Congress attendees

70% of hotels in Sitges already booked up for MWC

MOST POPULAR


Some of the lyrics used in the case against the musician called the Spanish Bourbon monarchy “thieves”

“Police offers insulted him and asked for his papers,” denounces Catalan mayor

Ranking by Financial Times group puts country ahead of 450 regions and cities analysed

CULTURE


Mallorcan rapper Valtonyc speaks at the podium alongside politicians, grassroots leaders, and musicians on March 22 2017 (by Rafa Garrido)

Music venues show joint support for convicted rapper

Concert halls and festivals protest in favor of free speech by signing up MC sentenced for lyrics...
Catalan authorities at the launching of Fabra Year (by Pere Francesch)

Pompeu Fabra year: celebrating the father of modern Catalan

Fabra Year 2018 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the man who set the standard for...

LIFE & STYLE


Skiers making the most of the snow in Masella (by ACN)

Quality snow for positive ski season in Catalonia

9000 ski passes sold in Masella on Sunday morning
The Roca brothers celebrating with their staff that El Celler de Can Roca was named the world's best restaurant (by ACN)

The Roca brothers prepare menu for Elton John's Oscars night dinner

More than 1,000 guests will taste chef's Joan Roca vanguard dishes, which keep a family tradition...
Illustrator Juan López Fernández (known as Jan) at the 36th Barcelona Comic Fair presentation on February 6 2018 (by Júlia Pérez)

Superlópez and ‘King’ Kirby the stars of 2018 Barcelona comic fair

Annual congress devoted to the popular art form to celebrate 36th edition from April 12 to 15

SPORTS


Quim Salarich competing in the Slalom (by Reuters)

Catalan skier makes Winter Olympics debut

Quim Salarich did not qualify for final of slalom run
Heurtel was one of the heroes of the evening for Barça Lassa (by Victor Salgado, FCB)

Herbalife Gran Canaria - Barça Lassa: In the cup final! (74-87)

The blaugranes put in a huge effort on a collective level with Heurtel in superlative form to...