The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) has published a report on the News coverage of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. This publication analyses how these terrorist attacks that took place in Barcelona and Cambrils on 17 and 18 August 2017 were covered by seven television channels (TV3, 3/24, 8tv, La1, Canal 24H, Antena 3 TV and Telecinco) and three radio stations (Catalunya Ràdio, Catalunya Informació and RAC1).
In addition, the report also looks at audiovisual content about the attacks found on the internet, specifically on video-sharing platforms.
In November 2016, the CAC has also issued its Guidelines on the news coverage of terrorism aimed at media professionals who have editorial responsibility for the content they broadcast, notwithstanding the type of technology they use for broadcasting. The publication includes recommendations on the media coverage concerning the terrorists, the victims, the audience, the journalists and the authorities.
The media coverage of crises is an issue which featured on EPRA's agenda in 2016 with a Working Group on Media inTimes of Crisis. A noteworthy deliverable of the group was a comparative document on the role of regulatory authorities in times of crisis.