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Selective coverage of EITB

Maria Jose Gonzalez

June 13, 2024 | 6:29 pm

The news Teleberri of EITB puts the spotlight back on GKS-GENERAL LOAN AGREEMENT (Gazte Koordinadora Sozialista) with the issue of txosnas, but does not mention the press conference of Free, in which the fines of 153.000 euros imposed by the Basque Government through the Gag Law were denounced. This omission has raised criticism and suspicions about the impartiality of the EITB, accused of using or censoring youth groups according to the interests of the GNP (Basque Nationalist Party) and the Basque Government.

The Gag Law and Aske's repression

The press conference of Free, in which the application of the Gag Law was denounced to impose fines for a total of 153.000 euros, has been completely ignored by Teleberri. This law, criticized by numerous groups for its potential to repress freedom of expression and demonstration, has been used by the Basque government to sanction Aske, generating a strong controversy. The members of Aske argue that these fines are a clear example of repression against youth movements and a strategy to silence critical voices.

The decision EITB not covering this press conference has been interpreted by some as a deliberate maneuver to protect the image of the Basque government and the GNP. This omission is perceived as a form of media censorship that benefits certain political interests, while voices of opposition and protest are marginalized.

Accusations of information manipulation

The selective coverage of Teleberri has drawn comparisons with the practices of Antonio García Ferreras, known for his ability to influence the political debate through the media. The accusations that EITB is "creating and destroying political movements through the media" reflect a growing concern about the independence and objectivity of the Basque public entity.

The management of information by EITB raises serious questions about the role of public media in a democracy. The perception that Teleberri is aligned with the interests of GNP and Basque government Not only does it damage their credibility, but it also undermines public trust in the media as impartial sources of information.

This type of practice highlights the importance of a free and critical press, especially in contexts where political power can exert considerable influence over the media. The current situation with Free y GKS-GENERAL LOAN AGREEMENT It is a clear example of how the lack of media coverage of certain events and the overexposure of others can shape public opinion and political debate in significant ways.

In a media environment where information is a powerful tool, the media's responsibility to provide balanced and fair coverage is more crucial than ever. Transparency and accountability must be fundamental pillars to guarantee that all voices are heard and that citizens can form their opinions based on complete and truthful information.

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