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Spain: upstart media find room to grow

With the financial meltdown came a crisis - not in press freedom but to an explosion of it.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2014 19:02
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When we reported on Spain’s print media a few weeks back – some of them young journalists themselves - came back to us with an important angle: that it is in the hardest of times that new forms of reporting can emerge.

Yes: top editors have been sacked; circulation has plummeted, thousands have been laid off: and for many, the mainstream press have weathered the country’s financial crash by losing its critical edge. But with crisis come paradoxes – and in Spain, a multiplicity of outlets have emerged that counter the mainstream from the inside or on its margins - 300 startups born since the 2008 crisis

The Listening Post’s Marcela Pizarro takes a look at three that are making a real mark, demanding accountability from power - instead of just becoming a function of it.

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