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) is a Romanian tabloid newspaper published in Bucharest
Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country, at , and lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River....
. Libertatea was the first newspaper that appeared after Romanian Revolution, the first edition was in 22 December 1989 at midday, first newspaper announcing the people the fact the president dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu fled the capital with an 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 Libertatea on the new newspaper.
Libertatea was transformed in a tabloid in 1994 when it was bought by Ringier. Nowadays it features a bikini girl as the "Page Five Girl
Page Three is a tabloid newspaper feature consisting of a topless photograph of a female glamour model, usually printed on the paper's third page...
". The newspaper is generally socially progressive
Progressivism is an umbrella term for a political ideology advocating or favoring social, political, and economic reform or changes. Progressivism is often viewed by some conservatives, constitutionalists, and libertarians to be in opposition to conservative or reactionary ideologies.The...
in values and has a social liberal political viewpoint, in line with its title.
In 2005, Libertatea reported that a child was allegedly named after web portal Yahoo (Lucian Yahoo Dragoman
In January 2005, Romanian newspaper Libertatea reported the birth of Lucian Yahoo Dragoman, supposedly named after the web portal Yahoo. The story spread briefly on the Internet, but was quickly found to have been fabricated by a reporter....
), this story being taken by various newspapers across the world, but turned out to be a hoax article made by a Libertatea
reporter. It has become more and more obvious in the past years, that the newspaper focuses on hoaxes instead of real news in order to increase its sales.