Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

Tuesday, 20 november 2012 | The Guardian


A Public Reply to The Guardian

Col·lectiu Emma has been commenting reports about Catalonia in the international press in order to contribute to a more balanced description of the situation there. We find your article of November 18 (“Big business gets cold feet as Catalonia's vote for a breakaway hangs in the balance”) rather one-sided. When discussing the economic consequences of a bid for independence, only those that are against seem to be quoted in it. Readers would find a very different point of view, for instance, in the Wilson Initiative website, which has been started by a group of world-renowned Catalan economists. Also, in the way they are presented, some data could be totally misleading. Saying, for instance, that 50% of Catalans do not favour independence and leaving it at that. A very different picture would emerge if one said that around 50% of Catalans do favour independence, less than 30% are against and the rest are undecided. On the other hand, we are looking forward to The Guardian´s upcoming piece about the November 25 election by Jon Henley, which promises to be based on a wider sample of Catalan opinions.

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Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

Col·lectiu Emma is a network of Catalans and non-Catalans living in different countries who have made it their job to track and review news reports about Catalonia in the international media. Our goal is to ensure that the world's public opinion gets a fair picture of the country's reality today and in history.

We aim to be recognized as a trustworthy source of information and ideas about Catalonia from a Catalan point of view.
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