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I Kathimerini
Kathimerini front page.jpg
The paper's 10 August 2005 front page
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) KATHIMERINI SA (90%)
Founder(s) Georgios Vlahos
Publisher Giannis Alafouzos
Managing editors Alexis Papahelas
Founded 1919
Political alignment Centre-right
Headquarters Falireos kai Makariou 2, 185-47, Neo Faliro,
Website www.kathimerini.gr

I Kathimerini (Greek: Η Καθημερινή, meaning "The Daily") is a daily morning newspaper published in Athens. Its first edition was printed on September 15, 1919. It is published in the Greek language, as well as in an abridged English-language edition. The English edition is sold separately in the United States and as a supplement to the International Herald Tribune in Greece and Cyprus. On 2 November 2008 a Kathimerini‍ '​s Cypriot weekend edition began to circulate.[1] Kathimerini is, also, affiliated with the weekly newspaper, published by "I Kathimerini" S.A. and the International Herald Tribune, Athens Plus.[2]

Considered a high-quality broadsheet, Kathimerini is traditionally perceived as one of the main conservative voices of Greek media.[3] It was highly critical of Eleftherios Venizelos in the early 20th century, and also opposed the Papandreou family in the postwar years. It maintains a traditional layout, with its original griffin logo, and incorporates illustrated glossy inserts in its Sunday edition.

It was founded by Georgios Vlahos in 1919 and was then owned by his daughter, Eleni Vlahou, and her husband, retired submarine commander Constantine Loundras. Vlahou, a prominent Athens socialite in her youth, came to be considered the Grande Dame of Greek journalism. She sold the title shortly before her death. Kathimerini has been owned by Aristidis Alafouzos since 1988.

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  1. ^ Κυκλοφορεί από σήμερα "Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ" της Κύπρου (in Greek). kathimerini.gr. 2008-11-02. Retrieved 2009-05-09. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Athens Plus wins award". ekathimerini.com. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  3. ^ World Press Review. "Reconstructing Iraq". June 2003 (vol. 50, No. 6).
  4. ^ "Investigative Journalism Session: Call to Journalists". 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  5. ^ "Alexis Papahelas profile". London: The Guardian. 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 

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