Libertad Digital

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Libertad Digital (literally, Digital Freedom) is an advocacy journalism online newspaper edited in Madrid, Spain.

It claims to be classic liberal,[citation needed] with several contributors often tilting to libertarian conservative.[citation needed] It does not follow a particular party line, but has had links to figures in the Popular Party.[1]

It is published in Spanish. An English version, The Spain Herald, appeared in 2005/2006.[2]


Libertad Digital was founded by pundit Federico Jiménez Losantos, with its first edition released on 8 March 2000. It was also promoted by the economist Alberto Recarte, who was the first president of the Libertad Digital society, and Javier Rubio, who was its first editor.

In 2004 the media firm decided to seek a capital expansion. Some of the shares were acquired by people connected to the Popular Party such as the party's then treasurer Álvaro Lapuerta. It has been claimed that Recarte persuaded "party circles" to get involved in this project after the party lost a general election in 2004 to the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.[1]

Currently, Losantos presides the Libertad Digital society, while the editor of the online newspaper is Raúl Vilas.[3]

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Besides daily news, Libertad Digital is an opinion newspaper. It has nearly a hundred of contributors who write twelve columns a day. Since January 2005, the paper has also had an ideas supplement from Monday to Friday. Among its best-known contributors are Amando de Miguel (es), Carlos Rodríguez Braun, César Vidal, Pío Moa, and Daniel Sirera. In 2004 the editorial Hoja Perenne published the first yearbook.

The paper included the Cox & Forkum editorial cartoons.[citation needed]


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