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Christian Garcia, until this Monday responsible for the sports area of the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation (CCMA) (which comprise it TV3 and Catalunya Radio), He resigned on Monday after being accused of manipulating the documentary ‘El cas Rosell’, which deals with the stay in prison of Sandro Rosell, former president of FC Barcelona.
Victor Lavagnini, a TV3 journalist and author of the documentary, publicly accused the public entity of having manipulated, censored and cut parts of the footage he directed, so he asked that his signature be removed from it.
Specifically, Lavagnini claims that two key parts have been removed from the final footage. On the one hand, everything related to the ‘Fifagate’ caseinvolving Imagina-Mediapro, the subsidiary of the producer of Jaume Roures in the United States, which had to pay $ 24 million after admitting that it had bribed FIFA executives to be awarded operating contracts for various events. Carmen Lamela, investigating judge of the case, filed the proceedings against four executives.
On the other, they have left out of the final result the last part of the documentary in which an excerpt from the book ‘A strong hug’, by Rosell himself, in which he tells anecdotes of his time in prison.
Christian Garcia, who has argued “personal reasons” to present his resignation, “will appear this Friday in the Parliament’s control committee to give explanations about what happened.
🕚 Premieres d ’” El cas Rosell “, diumenge, at 23.10.
A documentary that complies with the testimonial of the mateix Sandro Rosell and details the personal experiences of the former president of Barça during the two years that he will be in preventive detention pic.twitter.com/GNh4JiR8X8
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