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Board members of La Nacion confirm closure of print edition

Board members of La Nacion confirm closure of print edition

Board members of Chilean newspaper La Nacion approved on Friday the closure of the daily's print edition due to circulation decline. The 93-year-old newspaper will be only available online, Milenio reported.

According to media reports, the last print version will circulate on November 28, Efe revealed. However, neither the publishing company nor the government, which owns 69 percent of the newspaper's shares, could confirm the date. "The newspaper will not close," said government spokeswoman Ena Von Baer to Efe. "The government's desire is to keep the newspaper. It has asked the directory that this diary is maintained in a sustainable manner that suits the new time."

However, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera had said before being elected that he wanted to sell or reform the newspaper because it had become a "propaganda machine" used by previous governments to attack their opponents. It was not until a month ago when Daniel Platovsky, president of Empresa Periodistica La Nación, finally announced the closure.

At least 300 workers will be laid off, PRNoticias pointed out. Furthermore, the president the journalists union at La Nacion, Nancy Arancibia, said they plan to take the company to court to avoid the closure, Milenio reported.


Clara Mart


2010-11-15 20:35

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