Libero (newspaper)

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Front page, 22 June 2009
Type Daily newspaper (Published from Tuesday to Sunday)
Format Compact
Owner(s) Editoriale Libero S.r.l.
Editor Maurizio Belpietro
Founded 18 July 2000; 15 years ago (2000-07-18)
Political alignment Liberal conservatism; Centre-right
Language Italian
Headquarters Milan, Italy
Circulation 105,123 (2010)

Libero (known also as Libero Quotidiano) is an Italian newspaper published in Milan, Italy.

History and profile[edit]

Libero was first published in July 2000.[1] The founder is the journalist Vittorio Feltri. [1] The owner and publisher of the paper is Editoriale Libero S.r.l.[2]

Libero has a center right-wing[1][2] and liberal stance.[3]

In February 2007 some members of the Red Brigade were arrested on a charge of wanting to fire-bomb the Libero editorial offices in Milan.[4] The paper has been edited by Maurizio Belpietro since August 2009.


Libero has higher circulation in Lombardy.[2] The 2008 circulation of the paper was 125,215 copies.[5][6] The paper had a circulation of 113,628 copies in 2009 and 105,123 copies in 2010.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Eugénie Saitta (April 2006). "The Transformations of Traditional Mass Media Involvement in the Political and Electoral Process" (Conference Paper). Nicosia, Cyprus: ECPR. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Libero (Italy)". Publicitas. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Riformatori Liberali: Siamo l'anima libertaria della Cdl Blog di Benedetto Della Vedova, 14 October 2006
  4. ^ "Capi br arrestati all'alba dopo summit segreto". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 29 February 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation in 2008. Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.
  6. ^ a b "National Newspapers". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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