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Spain’s media limited freedom of expression is a recipe for disaster

OP-ED By Julia Pastor | The decapitation of Spain’s three main newspapers – El País, El Mundo and La Vanguardia –in last three months is a symbol of the country’s weak democracy. This is, however, the tip of the iceberg. Spanish freedom of expression’s faults touch not only big and well-known media groups, but also modest-sized blogs such as Nada es gratis (No Free Lunch in English) in which Spanish economists try to explain to the citizens what is happening in the national economy and suggest possible solutions. Three of that platform’s founders and editors recently left their posts after disagreements with the managing team and the government.