Main Valencian institution for language says Government infringes European Charter

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The Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua (“Valencian Academy of the Language”, official body for the Catalan language in Valencia) has issued an official statement denouncing the policies of the current Valencian government, led by Alberto Fabra (People’s Party). Last November the Government shut down the Valencian public TV and radio broadcaster, RTVV, and had previously banned the emissions of TV3 from neighbouring Catalonia, thus leaving the Valencian Community without a single public TV or radio channel available in the local language which, according to the AVL, constitutes an infringement of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

Nació Digital | AVL says TV3 ban “Kafkian”, asks for its restoration [in Catalan] The Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua (AVL), warns against the likely legal consequences of shutting down Radiotelevisió Valenciana (RTVV) and supports the re-establishment of [Catalonia public TV and radio] TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio. AVL claims that the inexistence today of a public media outlet for the whole of the Valencian Country “infringes the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and hurts the rights of Catalan-speaking Valencians to have radio and TV in their mother tongue. ”

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