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IRIS 2018-2:1/14

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CAC adopts its first report on pluralism in current affairs debates programmes

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Mònica Duran Ruiz

Catalan Audiovisual Council

On 29 November 2017, the Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) adopted a Report on pluralism in current affairs debates programmes. It is the first report from the Catalan authority which analyses the level of current affairs debates programmes broadcast in Catalonia, and it is considered as a methodological model for possible systematisation and inclusion in the global analysis of pluralism carried out by the Council in their monthly reports.

The 100-page report responds to Motion 63/XI of the Parliament of Catalonia, approved unanimously by all parliamentary groups, which urged the CAC to analyse the plurality, the weighting of the diversity of voices, and the gender parity in all the current affairs programmes broadcast by the Catalan Broadcasting Corporation, with special attention being paid to the spaces for opinion, such as discussions, debates or interviews.

In this framework, the CAC report presents the results of the methodological analysis of pluralism of opinion between 11 September 2017 and 30 September 2017 in the current affairs debates broadcast by TV3, 3/24, TVE in Catalonia, La1, Canal 24H, Telecinco, Antena 3 TV and La Sexta. A total of 125 debates and special programmes were analysed. For each programme analysed, the CAC report states the people who participated in the debates, the topics related to the object of analysis and the positioning of the participants in relation to a specific analysis question.

References
Consell de l'Audiovisual de Catalunya, El pluralisme als espais d’opinió de la televisió CA
 http://merlin.obs.coe.int/redirect.php?id=18880
 
  Catalan Audiovisual Council, report on pluralism in the current affairs debates programmes, 29 November 2017