The current Catalonian independence movement, like most of these processes, has its origin in economic causes.
The financial aid to the press in France goes back to the French Revolution in 1769, with the establishment of privileged postal rates.
There are many ways to whitewash reality. One of them is to influence the so-called "diary setting" of the press, radio and television.
If the general public who live in a territory pay for a public television channel via their taxes, we should assume that it will be objective, plural and neutral.
Much has been criticized about the role played by TV3 and Catalonia Radio in favour of the independence thesis in the Catalonian crisis of recent months.