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A quarter of Spanish journalists made redundant since recession, suggests report

A report by the Press Association of Madrid claims that at least a quarter of Spanish journalists have lost their jobs and two thirds have experienced a pay reduction since the start of the economic crisis, according to a post on the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog based on reports by the Spanish media.

The 2010 Annual Report of the Journalistic Profession also suggests that there has been an increase in the number of journalists not working from 5,155 in 2009 to 5,564 while the average salary has dropped by €5,000 to €30,000 in the last six months, the report adds.

Out of these people, 66 per cent were found to be women.

BBC News: BBC radio salaries should be disclosed, says Public Accounts Committee

The BBC reports: “BBC radio shows cannot be properly scrutinised because of confidentiality agreements with presenters over pay, the Public Accounts Committee has said.”

“MPs complain that watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) was not given access to individual salaries because it would not sign a non-disclosure agreement.”

Full story at this link…

Update: Also MediaGuardian reports here: ‘BBC overpays radio presenters, says scathing MPs’ report’