List of newspapers in Belgium

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Since the 1950s the newspaper market has been in decline in Belgium.[1] The number of national daily newspapers in the country was 50 in 1950,[1] whereas it was 30 in 1965.[2] The number became 33 in 1980.[1] There were 32 newspapers in the country in 1995.[3] It was 23 in 2000.[1]

Below is a partial list of newspapers published in Belgium:

Daily newspapers[edit]

Newspaper Language Owner Website Average daily distribution (2011)[4]
The Brussels Times English The Brussels Times Online    
De Tijd Dutch Mediafin 37,720    
De Morgen Dutch De Persgroep 55,870    
Het Belang van Limburg Dutch Concentra 100,113    
Het Laatste Nieuws Dutch De Persgroep 288,898    
Gazet van Antwerpen Dutch Concentra 101,559    
De Standaard Dutch Corelio 95,746    
Het Nieuwsblad + De Gentenaar Dutch Corelio 264,961    
La Libre Belgique French Groupe IPM 42,410    
Le Soir French Rossel et Cie 82,044    
La Dernière Heure French IPM 62,427    
L'Avenir French Corelio 94,118    
Sud Presse French Rossel et Cie 115,853    
L'Echo French Mediafin 17,170    
Grenz-Echo German Grenz-Echo Verlag 12,079    
Metro nl Dutch Mass Transit Media 130,968    
Metro fr French Mass Transit Media 116,022    

Other newspapers[edit]

Dutch language[edit]

EU Affairs newspapers[edit]

Media groups in Belgium[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration-and-Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Hilversum: Commissariaat voor de Media. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Pippa Norris (Fall 2000). "Chapter 4 The Decline of Newspapers?". A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Post-Industrial Societies (PDF). New York: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ J.L. Alverez et. al. (December 1999). "The Managment Publishing Industry in Europe" (PDF). University of Navarra Discussion Papers (99/4). Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Openbare Resultaten". CIM. Retrieved 21 July 2011.