The editorial director of the PRISA Group and president of the SER, Augustus Delkáder, said this Wednesday that “it seems advisable to an advance election”. Has been pointed out that he had not spoken with Pedro Sanchez and who, therefore, could not predict what would the president of the Executive, but has argued that it is necessary "sound Government” and that it is not time to make “electoral calculations”. The responsible of the Group PRISA (publisher of THE COUNTRY) has said, in addition, that would also be beneficial to Sanchez.
Delkáder has made these statements at a breakfast in New Economy Forum in the hotel Westin Palace in Madrid. The editorial director of PRISA has also expressed that the crisis in Catalan (which, in its opinion, has influenced the rise of the right in the elections in andalusia) said “operation cross-sectional and not a imposition.” Also, he recalled that article 155 of the Constitution “is not an end in itself, but rather a” tool “you have to know how to use”. Delkáder, who has advised the PSOE that does not delay the resolution of this issue “urgent” and “complex”, it considers that the conflict must go through a process of “détente and cooling”. He has also qualified as a "foolish" to both the former Government Artur Mas as Catalan independentists, and has criticized the attitude of the leader of the PP, Paul Married.
The political context, he said, requires more than ever of journalism. The president has underlined that this craft is necessary “for the proper functioning of representative democracy” and that the work of the media “cannot and should not be pleasant to the power.” Has an impact on the importance of the training of the journalists, “you should not speak or write what they don't know”, as well as in their professional ethics and the transparency of the informative processes. According to his view, the goal is that “the reader knows the rules of the game”. To purpose of the seizure of documentation and mobile phones of two journalists of Mallorca working on the case Cursach, Delkáder wondered to yourself, “if the judge has read the Constitution”, as the professional secrecy is a right of journalists.
The journalist has also addressed the challenges facing the profession in a global context and digital. From their point of view, the press is going through a time of crisis and this poses a danger to the stability of democracy itself. “To be independent you have to be profitable,” he maintained, fell in the need to continue in the search of new formulas for the proper development of journalism. “The change of model is in the digital field," which "necessarily will be paid,” he assured. He did not venture to put a date to this transformation, but it has been argued that it will be within "very little”.
The editorial director of RUSH have been encouraged to take advantage of the possibilities offered by the digitalisation of the society to the media, as does the group, betting on the quality, depth and exclusivity of the content. Highlighted the presence of PRISA in Latin America and their commitment to this continent, as well as with the defense, to the other side of the Atlantic, democratic systems, and the development of a society harmonious and the mechanisms of distribution of well-being.
Delkáder was presented at the forum by the director of The avant-Garde, Màrius Carol, who recalled as a deputy director of THE COUNTRY, at which time she worked with him, and praised that "he has never withdrawn the journalist in you", to what he attributed part of his success.