Jose Mari Esparza Zabalegi
An unpublished chapter in our history has recently come to light: during the First Carlist War (1833-1840), the mythical Basque general Zumalakarregi proposed a Basque Federal Republic for the four southern territories of Euskal Herria (the Basque Country). The project of an independent Basque state south of the Pyrenees is cited in a document from...
This article condemns the fact that the only news program produced by Spanish Public Television (RTVE) for the Western Basque Country (TELENORTE) is broadcast almost entirely in the Spanish language, with only 6% of its content in Basque.
TELENORTE totally marginalises the Basque language in its programming. And it is curious that the television company broadcasting it, Televisión Española (RTVE)...
Monolingual Spanish-speakers in the Southern Basque Country often accuse us Basque speakers of it being our fault that the Basque language is not spoken more widely. They tell us that Basque speakers do not use the language enough. However, this article denounces that it is the monolingual Spanish speakers who prevent us from using the Basque language...
The author of this article regrets the great information coverage that some Basque national media outlets give to Basque surfers who represent the sports teams of Spain or France. In his opinion, only Basque surfers who refuse to join these foreign teams, and who decide to compete with the Euskal Herria team, should be the subject of...