Catalonians are fighting to vote on whether to secede from Spain.
In this week’s On the Media journalist Vincent Partal speaks about the roll of media in the Catalan independence referendum: Catalonia Crackdown.
Partal mentions the importance of printed materials in the battle between Spanish and Catalonian officials. In an attempt to stop the referendum voting the Spanish government confiscated pamphlets, posters, and ballots.
In response Catalonians printed new ballots in a secret location (see video above) and created posters that could be printed at home.
Print Power and democratic distribution in action.