La Dépêche du Midi

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La Dépêche, formally La Dépêche du Midi, is a regional daily newspaper published in Toulouse in south-west France, with 17 editions for different areas of the Midi-Pyrénées region. is a French newspaper based in Toulouse founded in 1870 as La Dépêche du Midi.[1] The main local editions are for: Toulouse, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées, Tarn, and Tarn-et-Garonne.

The paper first appeared on 2 October 1870, when it was called La Dépêche de Toulouse. Publication was prompted by workers at the Sirven print works in Toulouse, which established the paper's left-leaning politics.It was at La Dépêche that the socialist politician Jean Jaurès wrote his first articles. The paper also published Georges Clémenceau. In the big issue of the day, the Dreyfus affair, the paper first insisted Alfred Dreyfus had given army secrets to the Germans but then came out in his support.

The paper fell under German control after the occupation of 1940. Like other newspapers which had collaborated during the war, La Dépêche de Toulouse was closed by the post-war government in 1944. It reappeared under its current name in 1947.


  1. ^ 140 ans ... En cette année anniversaire de la création de « La Dépêche du Midi », fondée en 1870,

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