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Mª Soliña Barreiro spoke at the European Parliament Intergroup on Languages

The professor stressed that "in order to protect the Galician audiovisual industry, the first thing to be done is a transposition that protects diversity".

21/04/2023

The researcher and teacher Mª Soliña Barreiro from the Grupo de Estudos audiovisuais da USC spoke, through a video conference, in the presentation of the items proposed by the Iniciativa galega polo audiovisual (composed by A Mesa, AGAPI, AAAG, AGPTI, Crea, Asoc Guionistas and the GEA itself) to the report on the application of the European directive on audiovisual communication that the European Parliament is debating.
The delegation, which also included Marcos Maceira, president of A Mesa pola Normalización Lingüística, and Xosé Lois Ledo, from the Asociación Galega de Produtoras Independentes (AGAPI), defended equality for Galician in the audiovisual sector in the European Parliament, as proposed by the Xabarín Initiative unanimously approved by the Galician Parliament and the majority of Galician city councils. This presentation took place in the Intergroup on Languages, which includes members of all the groups in the European Parliament, as part of the development of the parliamentary report on the European Audiovisual Directive, which will clarify the terms in which the States must apply it.
The MEPs were informed that the presence of Galician is not guaranteed on equal terms with Spanish in screen quotas, advance financing, dubbing, subtitling, interfaces, websites and audio descriptions. It was also pointed out that the definition of “independent production company” included in the new state law should be clarified in the European directive on audiovisual communication services.

The intervention is available here.

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