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In the absence of an Independent Regulatory Authority for the media, the Courts and labour mobilisation are fighting Spanish regional public service media mismanagement. This week, workers in Madrid’s broadcaster have issued an animated short film blaming politicised executive managers for the Corporation’s financial failure, while Valencia’s higher provincial court has backed the prosecution of former director-general for sex abuse against several female employees.

These two later episodes add to the severe crisis of a distinctive public broadcast model in post-Francoist democratic Spain. In the midst of the economic downturn, redundancy plans designed by privately-held global and national professional services’ companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and Garrigues are threatening its continuity. A heavily unregulated independent production sector is positioning to take advantage of this.

This week Open Society Foundations‘ “Media program” has published its Mapping Digital Media report on Spain, which I have co-authored. I publish this article explaining the complex and grotesque Valencian case. It is a slightly edited version of the one written on 31 August, 2012 as part of my draft proposal for Section 2 of the report -that in the final edited version was summarised for the sake of synthesis. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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Supe que tenía tema cuando mi procesador de textos se empeñó ayer (como hoy) en escribir gobernanta y no gobernanza. Gobernanta: mujer encargada de la administración de una casa o del servicio de un piso en los grandes hoteles. Mujer que corta el bacalao, vamos. Mi procesador de textos no andaba, finalmente, equivocado: en ciertos círculos, desde hace no demasiado, el gobierno es mujer. No ya sólo de un hotel o de una casa, sino del mundo.  Y quizá eso no guste a la RAE, pero también ella y las palabras que custodia han tenido que comerse la tan en boga gobernanza, que de neologismo realmente tiene poco: no es sino un vocablo desempolvado del francés y el castellano del siglo XVI. De eso va mi tesis. O quizá no. Leer el resto de esta entrada »