ORTEGA Y GASSET AWARDS

Top Spanish journalism awards reward investigative reporting and new storytelling formats

EL PAÍS co-founder praises press freedom at ceremony attended by political, business and cultural leaders

CINEMA

Chewbacca visits the EL PAÍS newsroom

The most famous wookie from the ‘Star Wars’ universe takes a trip through hyperspace into the world of journalism

MEDIA

EL PAÍS and other European media outlets from the LENA alliance debate how to combat fake news

Also at the event, held this morning in Madrid, were representatives from the world of technology, MEPs and the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani

SPANISH POLITICS

Scandals force former Madrid premier Cristina Cifuentes to quit politics

Embattled Popular Party leader has given up her seat in the regional assembly and thus brought an end to her 30-year political career

CATALAN CRISIS

Catalan Republican Left rejects fresh leadership bid by Carles Puigdemont

Party calls on Together for Catalonia to “decide on the next steps together” in order to avoid new elections

Refugee crisis

Greek court acquits Spanish firemen accused of people smuggling

The three men from Seville had been charged after trying to save refugees from drowning at sea

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 8, 2018