History and profile
Stavanger Aftenblad was founded in 1893 by the priest Lars Oftedal, and was for a long period a publication for the Liberal Party. The paper is based in Stavanger and is owned by the Media Norge, a subsidiary of the Schibsted company.
The online version of Stavanger Aftenblad had an English News Service which was aimed at the English speaking foreign community in Norway who were not fluent in the language. It was also aimed at international audience interested in Norway. The English service closed in January 2009 due to the then-ongoing financial crisis.
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