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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4625b188-e818-11e4-9960-00144feab7de.html#ixzz3YUyxYhFJ

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It seems state intervention has got so bad now that RTVE journalists have sent a delegation to Brussels.

Some believe the controversy at TVE is symptomatic of a much broader problem in Spain. Analysts such as Victor Lapuente, a governance expert at Gothenburg university, argue that far too many of Spain’s public institutions — from the judiciary and the prosecution service to the civil service and state-backed media — are made to serve the interests of the government of the day.

“The prevailing culture in Spain is that the victor should enjoy the spoils,” he says, pointing out that “thousands of positions” change hands whenever a new government is elected. “But the problem is not just that people are hired or fired — the problem is that civil servants know that being politically neutral will not help their career prospects.”
 

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I agree. It's the same with the autonomous channels like Canal Sur which is manipulated by whoever runs the Junta de Andalucía (notable during the recent election campaign when the Podemos and Ciudadanos candidates were practically invisible). That's why I prefer the independent channels like La Sexta or Cuatro for domestic news and current affairs programmes.
 

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Chopera It seems state intervention has got so bad now that RTVE journalists have sent a delegation to Brussels.

No surprises there!

TeleMadrid receives constant criticism too.

I am surprised though that the journalists have got up a delegation to send to Brussels - Good for them!
 

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