Eleftheros Typos

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Eleftheros Typos (Greek: Ελεύθερος Τύπος, in English, "Free Press") is a daily newspaper published in Athens.

It was founded in 1916 by Andreas Kavafakis with a liberal Venizelist political thesis. Kavafakis was murdered in 1922 by antivenizelists (see National Schism) and the newspaper was closed in 1927.

It was republished temporarly in the 1960s by Tegopoulos/Kavafakis.

It was refounded in 1983 by the Lilian Voudouri press foundation. Eminent in liberal and conservative circles, it vied for the top sales spot in the 1980s, but today trails its left-of-center competitors by a margin, though still retaining its influence. It is characterized by a pro-European Union approach to foreign policy, and supports liberal reforms in the Greek economy. It was purchased by ship-owner and prominent businessman Theodore Angelopoulos, husband of Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki (who was the president of the Athens 2004 Olympics Organisational Committee) in 2006.

On 22 June 2009, the shareholders' general meeting decided to cease operations of Free Press, Press Sunday and Radio City SA.[1][2] The decision caused a number of media to go on strike [3] for 24 hours. The newspaper permanently shut down all operations on 22 June 2009.[4]

Under the new publishers group "DBAS" which obtained the rights to the newspaper title, "Eleftheros Typos" got back on the stands more than 4 months later. The first issue of the new Eleftheros Typos was published on November 9, 2009.

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  1. ^ (in Greek) https://web.archive.org/web/20090630015433/http://e-tipos.com/ 30 June 2009
  2. ^ (in Greek) http://www.naftemporiki.gr/news/static/09/06/22/1680337.htm
  3. ^ (in Greek) http://www.in.gr/news/article.asp?lngEntityID=1025894&lngDtrID=244
  4. ^ (in Greek) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2009-06-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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