Spain: 2,221 journalists have lost jobs since June 2008

This stat from an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report (via Expatica) on the Spanish journalism industry: since June last year, 2,221 journalists from 30,000 in the country have lost their jobs. Around 350 more are expected soon, the report goes on to add.

The Spanish goverment is stepping in to help the industry, the report added, though the exact measures have not yet been made public.

There is a potential for direct state aid, the Spanish Federation of Journalist Associations (FAPE) has said.

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