A recently-released report by an organisation called the Group of Television viewers and Radio listeners claims that each Spanish television channel is breaching a self-regulation agreement regarding content suitable for children at least six times daily (article in Castilian, La Vanguardia). The broacasters signed up to the Self-Regulating Code some five years ago in which they agreed to conform to the timetable for the "protection of children", but they are all still featuring content that is deemed unsuitable for certain ages during the relevant hours . While it is often the commercial channels such as Telecinco and Antena 3 which are criticised for the disregard of these rules, the report found that the main channel of the national broadcaster, channel 1 of TVE, had seen a significant rise in the number of times it shows inappropriate programmes in the past six months.
Following the success of its football team, yesterday the basketball team of FC Barcelona was crowned champions of the Spanish league (article in Catalan, Avui). Regal Barcelona (the Regal insurance company is the team's principal sponsor) beat Tau Vitoria at the Palau Blaugrana, which is part of the Camp Nou complex, to take a third and decisive victory in the play-off series of matches to decide the league champion. The local team won by 90 to 77 against their opponents to take their first league in five years.
As a result of complaints by neighbours that robberies on the beach, in homes and at local businesses have grown significantly recently, the neighbourhood of Barceloneta is to have a greater police presence, 24 hours a day (article in Castilian, El Periodico). While the belongings of people enjoying sunbathing and swimming are a target for thieves during the sunlight hours, residents say that the night brings its own problems, for instance with groups of people gathering for extended drinking sessions in public spaces. The council of Ciutat Vella has therefore announced that from July 1st, there will be an increase in the number of Mossos d'Esquadra and Guàrdia Urbana patrolling the area, as well as the creation of a team of 'civic agents' working with the police and Social Action department.