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The Spanish Consumer Organisation (OCU) issued a press release calling on the government to ban the advertising of 'unhealthy' food and beverage to children. It also asks to include strict nutritional criteria such as those developed by the World He...

In its latest report, the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia found a decrease of 1.3% in the number of toy adverts aired over Christmas on Catalonian TV using gender stereotypes. This represents a total of 32.7% of toy advertising using gender stereoty...

The Andalusian Observatory for non-sexist Advertising (part of the Institute for Women of Andalusia) jointly with the Broadcasting Authority of Andalusia published the results of their annual review of toy advertising during the Christmas period. The...

The Government of the Community of Valencia has launched a campaign against toys which encourage gender stereotypes called: “El joguet no té gènere"”. It calls on parents and the industry to stop contributing to gender stere...

A new study by the University of Granada and the University Hospital of Saint Raphael in Granada found that Spanish children are, overall, less exposed to advertising for food high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) on children channels in 2013 compared t...

On 24 February, the Catalan Audiovisual Media Authority (Consell de l’Audiovisual de Catalunya) published a study revealing that the number of toy commercials using gender stereotypes has steadily diminished over the years. 34% of all toy comme...

The consumer association of the Valencian Community (UCCV) recently filed a complaint with the Spanish self-regulatory authority against several toy catalogues which, the association believes, are in breach of the children’s toy marketing self-...

The Basque Institute for Women (Emakunde) announced a collaboration with the local media and advertising agencies who will work together towards ensuring non-sexist advertising. The initiative, presented on 27 of October, is based, among other things...

On 18 December, the Audiovisual Council of Andalusia (CAA) and the Andalusian Women's Institute (IAM) presented their annual report on the Christmas toy advertising campaign 2013. The main novelty of this year’s advertising research is th...

The National Strategy concerning Children and Adolescent for 2013-2016 plans to “reinforce control mechanisms and sanctions for TV programs during time segments targeting children”. The plan has already been approved by the Council of Min...

On 14 January, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced an agreement with the Alimentum Foundation, an industry body representing 24 leading food and drink companies*, to incorporate healthy eating and lifestyle messages on TV spots as part of a nati...

On 26 December 2012 a new code of co-regulation for children’s food and beverage advertising (Codigo PAOS) has been signed by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, the President of the Spanish Food Safety Agency (AESAN), the Spa...

On 27 November the Spanish Health, Social Services and Equality Minister, Ana Mato, has announced a plan for a legislative package to fight against childhood obesity. The latest statistics show that more than 45% of the children aged between 6 and 9 ...

On 16 November, the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia issued a reminder to providers of broadcasting services concerning the rules applicable to toy advertisements aimed at children in view of the upcoming Christmas season. According to the regulatio...

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Malaga, published in the latest 2012 issue of Pensar a la Publicidad examines the main self-regulatory codes of conduct and norms as regards to children and advertising in Spain. On the basis ...

On 12 January, José Luis Colás, the President of the Spanish Association of Viewers and radio Listeners (ATR - Agrupación de Telespectadores y Radioyentes), called on the newly elected government to ensure full enforcement o...

With Christmas approaching, the Spanish General Association of Consumers (ASGECO)calls on consumers to avoid being influenced by toy advertising campaigns.According to the organisation, the Christmas period is not incompatible withintelligent consump...

On 16 June, the Spanish Congress adopted a Law on Food Safety and Nutrition (see the Press release in Spanish). The Law aims to regulate food safety and certain aspects of food advertising, and seeks, in particular, to protect children and to curb ob...