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  • 1. Media Education in SpainThere is no such a thing as Media Education in Spain until you get to University (usually at theage of 18), and, particularly, if you study any degree related to that area, in that case youmight be able to get a complete academic training in this field. Otherwise, you are very likelyto get to know more about the Media due to the fact that in College all the students havemuch more of cultural inclinations towards news and what really happens in the world, butyou don’t get any academic training on the field. So, in Spain, you have o Media Education inschool whatsoever.The Media themselves can be a tool, as there many TV broadcasts that analyze some Mediacontents, and also the way those contents are presented.Media Education must be taught already in schools so the children learn that they shouldalways double-check the information, because every TV channel, radio station or newspapermay present contents according to their own interests, so they may tell the truth in aparticular way, or just highlight what is convenient to their interests, following their editorialline.And that last thing happens because Media are owned by big corporations, or big editorialgroups, that have specific sympathies or inclinations when it comes to politics. There are manygroups like that in Spain; the biggest one is the Prisa group, which owns, for instance, the mostimportant Spanish newspaper: El País, among others. Also some foreign corporations ownimportant Spanish Media, like the TV Channel Telecinco, which belongs to Silvio Berlusconi.