The Budapest Sun

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The Budapest Sun
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Associated Newspapers of Great Britain
Founder(s) Jim Michaels
Founded 1993
Language English
Ceased publication 29 January 2009
Headquarters Budapest

The Budapest Sun was a general interest, English language newspaper based in Budapest, Hungary.[1][2] The paper claimed to have the largest circulation of a foreign language newspaper in the country.[3]

History and profile[edit]

The Budapest Sun was established in 1993 by Jim Michaels. Much of the staff had come over from the already defunct Budapest Post. It was acquired by Associated Newspapers of Great Britain,[4] a member of the Daily Mail General Trust, in 1996.[5] The paper had a circulation of 16,000 copies in 2002.[4]

The Budapest Sun was closed in early 2009, its last issue appearing on 29 January of that year.[6]


  1. ^ "Media and Communications: Hungary". Library of Congress. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Oksana Newman (1 January 2007). Online Business Sourcebook. Walter de Gruyter. p. 152. ISBN 978-3-598-44038-0. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Bradman's Business Travel
  4. ^ a b Media Landscape of South East Europe 2002 (PDF). Sofia: ACCESS-Sofia Foundation. 2003. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Adrian Phillips; Jo Scotchmer (2004). Budapest. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-84162-110-4. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Budapest Sun Online - Imprint".