RTVE is committed to combating misinformation and will carry out a series of measures to do so. As explained by the president of the public entity, José Manuel Pérez Tornero, he is going to “enhance the verification system”, But not only in terms of statements about politicians, which in his opinion is sometimes counterproductive, but also by verifying the information that circulates on the Internet and that reaches the whole world, whether in terms of health, pharmaceutical consumption or politics. .

Turner has announced that “these spaces are going to be accentuated in the newscast” and they are going to be dedicated “transversal media literacy campaigns “ so that citizens have a critical and constructive attitude.

To this end, he has also defended “well-sustained quality journalism.” “There is no science without contrast. There is no journalism without contrast “, has pointed out.

“Correcting the drift that started long ago will be difficult”

In his appearance, he also spoke of the new direction that the public entity must take, which is in low hours in terms of hearings, an issue that he has promised to solve although, he has warned, it takes time. “Correcting the drift that started long ago will be difficult, but we will succeed. “

In this sense, he has emphasized that “it worries and occupies to obtain public”. “The first step will be to gain credibility and reputation, stabilize budgets and move towards gaining an audience,” he added. From your point of view, “RTVE has an impact, it has an audience, it has and will have a future and we are making progress in ensuring that all Spaniards consider that RTVE is and will be their public square “.

Economic situation

Some of the questions that it has had to face have been related to the economic situation of the public entity, which recently had to request a loan to face a payment of an additional 126.2 million euros to pay VAT . “We have asked the SEPI for several scenarios so that they can give us a solution and I think we are on the way to find it and by the end of the month on this issue we will know the resolution, “he said.

“Through the Framework Mandate and through a financing law, in which the Government and Parliament will intervene, RTVE would like to make the income equivalent to the function that we must fulfill “, The president has insisted, who has announced that the Government has requested the opening of a negotiation to establish a bridge program contract until there is a framework mandate to be able to configure the budget. “If the framework mandate is at the end of this year, surely the contract program for 2023 can be done under a new umbrella of legislation,” he added.

Two sanctions for sexist comments in the Goya

Asked also about the consequences of the two employees who during the broadcast of the Goya awards made offensive and very unfortunate comments against the artists, Pérez Tornero has again apologized for what happened and has confirmed that the two workers were filed and sanctioned, one by means of a serious sanction, which supposes the suspension of employment and salary between 3 and 15 days, and another of a very serious nature, with a suspension of employment and salary from 15 to 60 days.

However, in his opinion this is not enough and he has announced that an internal training plan will be drawn up to prevent “this type of cliché” from being solved “with pedagogy.”


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