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Dolomiten is an Italian local daily newspaper, based in Bolzano. It is the oldest and most important German-language newspaper published in South Tyrol. It is also a prominent member of the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages (MIDAS).
The title takes the German name of the local mountain range, the Dolomites.
Founded in 1882 as the Der Tiroler, was renamed Der Landsmann in 1923, after the ban of use the "Tirolo" name in all its forms by the fascist government. In 1925 the newspaper was forced to close and reopened two years after, only under heavy and restrictive terms, as the media outlet of the catholic association Azione Cattolica, through the branch at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trento and in 1926 is renamed with the actual name Dolomiten. In 1943 the newspaper was closed again, by the German-Nazi administration in Italy, and a number of journalists were deported to the Dachau concentration camp. The publication was reopened only in 1945, after obtaining the permission by the Allied military government.
The newspaper publishes also a number of weekly and monthly inserts, focused on entertainment and financial issues. The main editorial office is based in Bolzano, with other offices in Brixen, Merano, Schlanders and Innsbruck.
- Official website (in German)