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El Pais also has a live-blog in English

Voting has started. Guardia Civil is seizing ballot boxes. There has been some scuffles but nothing major so far.

by fjallstrom on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 08:55:25 AM EST
The El Pais live blog has an interesting subtitle: Follow updates as they happen on the illegal October 1 vote in the northeastern region
(which is technically correct, of course)
by Bernard on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 09:09:22 AM EST
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Are they so scared of Catalonia they can't even utter it's name?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 09:33:47 AM EST
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re: audience

El Pais versions news. I noticed this in printed news long ago, when visiting Barcelona, before the "internet of things." More to the point, because I can read Spanish (not fluently, but), I've been comparing online editions for several years --notwithstanding general complaints about El Pais' "bourgeois" mentality. The difference between Spanish and English reportage is not translation, it's editorial story selection.

The English-language edition writes to stereotyped Anglo-american interests in tourism, RE, celebrity, sport, maybe US inconveniences in central and south America, or disinterest in Spain's domestic political landscape. Really. For example, it barely covered the collapse of the banking industry, royal family indictments, PP corruption. For that one had to connect with the Spanish edition, where PROBED in excrutiatng detail.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 03:45:34 PM EST
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Yes, their editorial slant is anti-referendum from what I can tell. But I think this live reporting should have limited room for editorializing.
by fjallstrom on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 09:38:03 AM EST
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All reporting on this referendum is editorialised. For and against.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 at 12:22:39 PM EST
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337 wounded according to Catalan authorities.

Spanish interior ministry has posted a video of stone throwers and another of children with the demonstrators, calling it irresponsible to bring children. Essentially setting up the "violent demonstrators made us shoot them narrative".

Narrative from the Spanish government appears to be blaming the Catalan PM. Catalan government blames Spanish government and demands that the Spanish PM steps down. Both uses Franco as comparison for the opposing side.

Podemos has condemned the violence, PSOE has conveyed their unhappiness.

by fjallstrom on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 01:35:13 PM EST
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