King Felipe and Queen Letizia last week celebrated the Spanish press during an awards ceremony in Madrid.
“The press, like all of us who are at the service of the people, must work to live immersed in current events and be aware of people’s problems,” said the King.
His Majesty called on the press to work based on rigor and a search for truth, and with the “independence, freedom of expression, and whatever guarantees assist and dignify journalism.”
He stressed the need to look out for the “general interest, cohesion and prosperity of all.”
Queen Letizia was once a television news reporter who covered the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.