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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Ringier
Founded 22 December 1989 (1989-12-22)
City Bucharest
Country Romania
Circulation 192,467 (as of 2009)

Libertatea (lit. "Liberty") is a Romanian tabloid newspaper published in Bucharest.[1] It was the first newspaper to appear after the Romanian Revolution.

History and profile[edit]

The paper was started in 1989.[1] The first edition was published at midday on 22 December 1989, being the first newspaper to announce that the communist ruler, President Nicolae Ceausescu, had fled the capital in a helicopter. The former newspaper was named Informaţia Bucureştiului. Sorin Rosca Stanescu was a journalist at the former newspaper and worked with Octavian Andronic, the founder of the new newspaper Libertatea.

It was restyled as a tabloid newspaper in 1994 when it was bought by Ringier. Nowadays it features a bikini-clad girl as the "Page Five Girl". The newspaper is generally socially progressive in values and has a libertarian political viewpoint, in line with its title.


  1. ^ a b Central and South-Eastern Europe 2004. Psychology Press. 2003. p. 507. ISBN 978-1-85743-186-5. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 

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