Monday, June 22, 2009

In Greece, the crisis has closed "free press".

The owner of a Greek newspaper Elefteros Tipos "(Free Press) has decided to close the publication. This was reported on the website of the newspaper on Monday, 22 June.
The reason for closing Elefteros Tipos ", the Sunday applications, as well as a business radio station" City 99,5 "shareholders called a crisis in print industry of Greece and the desire to get out of the main owners MediaBusiness. The newspaper owned by the former head of the Organizing Committee Olympic Games 2004 in Athens, Janne Angelopulu-Daskalaki and her husband Theodoros.
Reported that the last three years of management out of the efforts to save the publication, but to no avail. The report also indicates that all the publisher's commitment to the employees will be performed. When a newspaper is no longer to go, did not specify.
According to RIA Novosti Elefteros Tipos, founded in 1983, is one of the most influential daily newspapers in Greece. According to the agency, in the first quarter of 2009, daily newspaper circulation of 30 thousand copies, while Sunday circulation reached 80 thousand.

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