Libertatea

Libertatea (lit."The Liberty" or "The Freedom") is a Romanian newspaper published in Bucharest.[1] It was the first newspaper to appear after the Romanian Revolution.

Libertatea
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Ringier
Founded22 December 1989 (1989-12-22)
CityBucharest
CountryRomania
Circulation192,467 (as of 2009)
Websitewww.libertatea.ro

History and profile

The paper was started in 1989.[1] The first edition was published at midday on 22 December 1989, being the first newspaper to announce that the communist ruler, President Nicolae Ceausescu, had fled the capital in a helicopter. The former newspaper was named Informaţia Bucureştiului. Sorin Rosca Stanescu was a journalist at the former newspaper and worked with Octavian Andronic, the founder of the new newspaper Libertatea.

It was restyled as a tabloid newspaper in 1994 when it was bought by Ringier. Nowadays it features a bikini-clad girl as the "Page Five Girl". The newspaper is generally socially progressive in values and has a libertarian political viewpoint, in line with its title.

Libertatea.ro

Today, the Libertatea.ro site is one of the most visited web sites in Romania. With a monthly average of more than 40 million impressions, Libertatea.ro ranks among the top two general news sites in Romania.

Revolutionary design and quality content make Libertatea.ro the source of daily information for millions of Romanians both in the country and abroad.

Offering a balanced mix of exclusive social, political, sports, celebrities or life stories, Libertatea.ro is a source of respect when it comes to new information.

Being one of the first news sites in Romania, Libertatea.ro has a valuable archive for its readers.

References

  1. Central and South-Eastern Europe 2004. Psychology Press. 2003. p. 507. ISBN 978-1-85743-186-5. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
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