The professional councils and the business committee of TV3 met on Monday with the channel's management to address the controversy provoked by the recent interviews with the President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, and the former president Jordi Pujol. The representative bodies of the workforce have called for the management to "remind political visitors that public television should not be used for party events".
This request from TV3 professionals is a reaction to the criticism received by the edition of the program FAQS of January 4, when the parliamentary group of Junts per Catalunya burst on the set during the interview with Torra to support him after the agreement of the Central Electoral Board disqualified him as a deputy. "The spread on the networks that the same political group took with photographs of the dressing rooms and the set compromised the image of the program," said a representative of the workforce. Torra ended her talk with a standing ovation by the audience.
The professional councils of TV3 and its business committee also emphasized in a statement that the participation of Jordi Pujol in the program on Sunday 30 minutes on development aid "does not launder" the figure of the CDC founder, despite being investigated for tax fraud, and his party, for irregular funding "The presence of the former President of the Generalitat in the report is essential, although we do not believe that he will 'whiten' his figure," the statement said. The representatives of the workforce believe that "just as public television must report the facts investigated by justice around the figure of Jordi Pujol and his environment, his situation does not invalidate him for having a place in others". information, as long as they are enriching. "
The director of TV3, Vicent Sanchis, expressed his displeasure with the treatment that EL PAÍN had done on the issues raised by the professional councils and the chain's business committee, because it implied that, in its opinion, the workers had been criticized on television 30 minutes and of FAQS.