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Friday February 25, 2022 at 07:00

"To turn the pages of history you have to write them"

Antonio Rubio Campaña, journalist and professor at the URJC, has been awarded an Ondas non-fiction for his podcast 'GAL: triangle'.


Antonio Rubio Campaña, director of the own master's degree in journalistic investigation, new narratives, data, fact-checking And transparency of the Rey Juan Carlos University and the Maldita.es Foundation, has been one of the winners of the double non-fiction prize of the Ondas Globales Podcast Awards for “LAG: The triangle”. The project was recognized by the jury as the Spanish winner equally together with the Mexican journalistic production “Transportista”, a story about the war against drugs on an international scale. The awards ceremony will take place during the month of May. 

Antonio Rubio has been researching GAL for forty years. After a long journey of publications in the written press, he made the decision to create a podcast in order to reach a new audience, taking into account the way in which information is consumed today. "We have noticed that young people read less and less," explains Antonio Rubio. "My approach was: if they don't come to my jobs, I will come to their environment." In each episode of the podcast, he brings together executioners and victims of the war against ETA, delving into the motives, acts and unresolved issues of the GAL. 

The project has been one of the four winners of the 15 categories of the Ondas Globales Podcast Awards, organized by PRISA Audio, Cadena SER and Spotify. In this first edition, 888 candidates from more than 15 countries have participated. In the eyes of the jury, this production "goes through the entrails of one of the darkest episodes in the recent history of Spain, brings new investigations, new revelations, new voices and visions of a yesterday that is unknown to a large part of the audience. ”

According to Antonio Rubio: "Receiving this award means for me recognition of the work done over the years." He also stresses the importance of LAGs not falling into oblivion. “Because of its role in Spanish history, because of the victims, because of the unnecessary collateral damage and because of the issues not yet resolved by the National High Court, we must remember it and discuss it. To turn the pages of history you have to write them, and this chapter is not there yet.”