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The ELEN network asks the French State not to persecute councils that allow full meetings to be addressed in Catalan

The resolution, presented by Plataforma per la Llengua, has been approved at the General Assembly of the European Language Equality Network, held in Cardiff at the weekend

The text condemns the complaints made by the prefecture of Pyrénées-Orientales against Elna and Els Banys d'Arles town councils for allowing members to speak in Catalan at meetings of the full council on condition that their speeches were translated into French More info about "The ELEN network asks the French State not to persecute councils that allow full meetings to be addressed in Catalan"

We condemn Spanish language supremacism at the Frankfurt Alternative Book Fair

Maria de Lluc Muñoz, Plataforma per la Lengua's international officer, takes part in a round table on Spain's language minorities together with representatives of the Basque Country and Galicia

The round table was organised as part of BeyondSpain, an alternative to the Frankfurt Fair which this year had Spain as a guest country More info about "We condemn Spanish language supremacism at the Frankfurt Alternative Book Fair"

The FUEN network admits Plataforma per la Llengua as an associate member and approves a resolution critical of Spain

Òscar-Adrià Ibàñez, head of the language rights unit at the Catalan NGO, attends the 66th Congress of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN), one of the main organisations defending national and linguistic minorities, in Berlin

The FUEN assembly of delegates agrees to ask the Spanish authorities to recognise Catalan-speakers as a linguistic minority and to take measures to recover the levels of use of the Spain's minority languages

The resolution makes six specific proposals and will be sent to the Spanish government More info about "The FUEN network admits Plataforma per la Llengua as an associate member and approves a resolution critical of Spain"

Zagreb hosts the exhibition "The Catalan Language, 10 Million European Voices"

The exhibition displays data on the vitality of the language and denounces the situation of marginalisation it is suffering from Spanish, French, Italian and European institutions

First opened in 2019 at the European Parliament, the exhibition has already travelled to cities including Lisbon, Cambridge and Bucharest More info about "Zagreb hosts the exhibition "The Catalan Language, 10 Million European Voices""

One million Catalan LinkedIn users would set it up in Catalan

A survey, commissioned from GESOP by Plataforma per la Llengua, also concludes that 35% of Catalans who do not have LinkedIn would start using it if the platform included Catalan

Young people between the ages of 16 and 29 would be most likely to set LinkedIn up in Catalan (52.2%). They are also the group with the largest proportion (48.3%) of non-users who would sign up if the platform incorporated the language More info about "One million Catalan LinkedIn users would set it up in Catalan"

2.5 million Catalan Instagram users would set up the app in Catalan if they were offered the possibility

The survey commissioned by Plataforma per la Llengua from GESOP also concludes that 30% of the Catalan non-users of Instagram would use the app if the platform included their language 

This spring, the Catalan NGO has detected that Instagram has translated some of the menus of its web version into Catalan  More info about "2.5 million Catalan Instagram users would set up the app in Catalan if they were offered the possibility"

1.7 million Catalans would change their GPS navigator to hear voice directions in Catalan

The survey commissioned from the GESOP company by Plataforma per la Llengua also concludes that, at the moment, only 11% of Catalans with GPS have an application like Waze or TomTom which offers spoken directions in Catalan.

Half Google Maps users would consider change their GPS system for language reasons

Almost three million Catalans want the public authorities to contract only navigation systems that include Catalan in the voice assistant More info about "1.7 million Catalans would change their GPS navigator to hear voice directions in Catalan"

We make a complaint to the United Nations about the judicial persecution of language immersion

In a contribution to the regional minority forum in Vienna, the head of language rights at Plataforma per la Llengua, Òscar-Adrià Ibáñez, asks the special rapporteur, Fernand de Varennes, to intervene to protect Catalan-speakers' rights More info about "We make a complaint to the United Nations about the judicial persecution of language immersion"

The El Confidencial journalist Marcos Lamelas is found to have defamed and libelled Plataforma per la Llengua

The journalist made up a story that the organisation is "the main support organisation" for former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont in Belgium" and accused Marga Payola of misuse of public money

The libellous accusations have been used by various MEPs from the party Ciutadans in the Catalan Parliament  More info about "The El Confidencial journalist Marcos Lamelas is found to have defamed and libelled Plataforma per la Llengua"