April 2011

For Barcelona being a creativity capital

Jordi Hereu's picture

Barcelona is a shining light on the global map of cities. It is a light of this kind according to different points of view, as all types of international rankings state. They see our city as an excellent business framework and a world reference point in the field of schools of management, a city with a strong corporate dynamic, a first level export centre or as the leader of Spain’s advancement towards a knowledge economy, with a definite focus on scientific and technological innovation.

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Arrival

Matthew Tree's picture

When I first arrived in a certain Catalan village some sixty kilometres from Barcelona, like most English people all I knew about Catalonia was that the word formed part of the title of a book by George Orwell. Again like most English people, when Catalans started to tell me about their history and language, I jumped to the conclusion that I was being fed so much nationalist flim-flam. What changed my mind - to the extent that I not only learnt Catalan but eventually came to write and publish in this language - was gradual exposure to the reality on the ground.

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What would we lose if we didn't have public media in Catalonia?

Mònica Terribas's picture

Since 1983, ‘Televisió de Catalunya’ (the Catalan Public TV Broadcaster) has played, together with ‘Catalunya Ràdio’ (the Catalan Public Radio Broadcaster), a crucial role in our country’s cultural and linguistic normalisation process. For this reason, ‘Televisió de Catalunya’ is the main communication medium in Catalonia today.

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