Saturday, January 20, 2007

Belgrade free daily takes hold

A free daily named 24 sata (or 24 hours), which was launched in September by Swiss publisher Ringier, has become Belgrade's second most widely circulated paper after the government-controlled Vecemje Novosti, notes London Guardian writer and blogger Roy Greenslade. He says about 150,000 copies are being circulated in the Serbian capital, mostly in bus stations. Ringier also publishes the second paid-for daily of the city, the Blic tabloid.