The TVE News Council and the newspaper La Razón on Saturday condemned harassment and assault on two of their professionals while covering the demonstration called by Vox in Madrid against the government’s management of the coronavirus crisis.
On its Twitter account, the TVE News Council has written that “freedom of expression and demonstration cannot restrict freedom of the press and the right to information.”
“We support our colleagues and call for an end to the harassment of those who prevent them from reporting in freedom and security,” concludes his message.
During a live connection, a group of protesters surrounded a TVE journalist with Spanish flags, even passing them in front of his face, and he received some insults.
For its part, La Razón has also condemned, through a tweet, the assault on one of its graphic reporters during the demonstration, as can be seen in images, as well as in the case of the harassment of the TVE reporter’s work.
The UGT section at the RTVE corporation has sent a letter to the leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, urging that “harassment of the corporation’s professionals in the coverage of concentrations, casseroles and other actions of protest against the government.
In a statement in which it reports the letter, the UGT also suggests to the president of Vox that to resolve complaints about RTVE, use tools such as the CRTVE’s Mixed Parliamentary Control Commission, the Parliament itself or the sole administrator of the corporation.