Left: Artur Mas votes on 9-N in front of journalists from all over the world. Right: independence demonstrators with signs in English. /  Photo:J. LOSADA/REUTERS

Beyond our borders

Catalonia has gone from almost no international press coverage to an issue of interest due to the process

The Coup

Black Music Festival

With a line-up of top foreign acts and plenty of local talent this edition is hoping for last year's success that attracted 18,000 visitors

Altafaj has 20 years experience working in the EU. /Benoît Bourgeois

'We need to act in an exemplary way'

The newly appointed EU government representative argues that continuing the process by peaceful democratic means is the secret to selling the sovereignty process in Brussels

Vidal has become something of a cause célèbre in the media since his involvement in drawing up the proposed constitution led the state authorities to pursue him in the courts. /  Photo:ELISABETH MAGRE

Blueprint for a new country?

The Barcelona judge has become the object of persecution by state authorities since heading a group of legal experts that have drawn up a proposal for a Catalan constitution

Jordi Planagumà. Black Music Festival organiser.  Photo:ARCHIVE

'The challenge is finding new bands'

The Black Music Festival began as a night of blues in 2002 and hasn't stopped growing since

Domestic TV's foreign adventures

How are adaptations of Catalan and Spanish TV series doing abroad? Polseres vermelles and Los misterios de Laura are two new series on FOX and NBC

Marcela Topor
from the editor
marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat

Championing Catalonia abroad

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew tree

Like a trooper

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD

How about a top-up?

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

Don't be afraid of the dark

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
BARNEY GRIFFITHS

Nice to meet you

Tribune

Why go the public way? (Part two)

The investigation begins

The first impressions from the investigation into the Airbus 320 tragedy that caused the deaths of 150 people –50 of whom were Spanish– rule out an in-flight explosion but still do not clarify one...

world

Boko Haram kidnap 500 women and children in Nigeria

Nigeria's radical Islamist guerrilla organisation, Boko Haram, has reportedly kidnapped half a thousand women and children from the city of Damasak, in the northern state of Borno, only days after the...

world

Salmond's vow to block Tories described as electoral “sabotage”

With days to go until the official start of the general election campaign in the UK, former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has announced he will block a return of a Conservative government and...

Fish brook Photo:Imma Gibert
Craftswoman jeweller

Imma Gibert

- Photo:QUIM PUIG
Xylographer

Frederic Girós

Yoko Kataoka. Illustrator and Print Maker Photo:Manel Lladó
Illustrator and print maker

Yoko Kataoka

Quebec

A Catalan ambassador in Quebec

Carles Pérez Padró

Loving the Andes

Albert Garcia Photo:Breezy Baldwin

It's always sunny in San Juan

Left: Artur Mas votes on 9-N in front of journalists from all over the world. Right: independence demonstrators with signs in English. /  Photo:J. LOSADA/REUTERS

Beyond our borders

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generalitat foreign delgations

Catalonia extends its reach abroad

Domestic TV's foreign adventures

How are adaptations of Catalan and Spanish TV series doing abroad? Polseres vermelles and Los misterios de Laura are two new series on FOX and NBC

Sala i Martin with Neil Stokes on El Punt Avui TV. /  Photo:ARCHIVE

'Translating' economics

Miquel Calçada is a popular journalist and media entrepreneur.

The right person at the right time

Altafaj has 20 years experience working in the EU. /Benoît Bourgeois

'We need to act in an exemplary way'

Score to Song of Sybil. Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO-2010)

An eye for detail

The influential English novelist George Orwell.
Book of the month

“1984” - George Orwell

Vineyards in the town of Salses,with the Canigó mountain on the horizon.

Almost perfection

Fira de l'Embotit. Olot (Garrotxa)
march food programme. CUINA magazine

March fairs bring new round of goodies

Salted codfish
Basket. CUINA magazine

The magic of cod

Berdié
food & wine. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Penedès

The Google Translate icon; just a click and users have instant translation in a dozen languages.
FACTS AND SITES. MARTÍ CRESPO. NEW
marti.crespo@partal.cat

What did you say?

Immense. An HDTV: 110 inches of high.tech, on show at the Las Vegas fair. Photo:DAVID BECKER / AFP
FACTS AND SITES. MARTÍ CRESPO. NEW
marti.crespo@partal.cat

Say Hi to 4KUHD

wikidones.labonne.org Information related to the Wikidones project  Interview with Marta Nieto on ‘L'Internauta'.
NEW

Wiki- women

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Kourou, French Guiana
Photo: European Space Agency

The new European 'Space Shuttle'

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Barcelona

Catalan Christmas crapper still the best

Josefa Batalla is from Sabadell and she is 90 years old. Photo:Oriol Duran
Sabadell, Nov 9, 2014 /
Photo: Oriol Duran

The older the stronger

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