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The newspaper was founded by three liberal Danish authors. Politiken was conceived as an idealistic project that would counter the influence of the conservative press and stoke social and political debate. Henrik Cavling revolutionised the paper in 1905. It began to appear in a smaller format, featured the first press photos in 1908 and was also the first newspaper to introduce chronicles in which writers and scientists were free to express their opinions. Politiken became one of Denmark's leading newspapers. Since January 2003 it has belonged to the media group JP/Politikens Hus along with the liberal-conservative daily Jyllands-Posten. Its circulation is steadily dropping and has gone down by almost 15 percent in the past three years, to 104,000 copies per day.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Social democratic/left liberal
Circulation: 104,000 (2009)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Sunday

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Publisher: JP/Politikens Hus
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1884

Rådhuspladsen 37
DK-1785 Kbh. V.
Phone: 0045-33 11 85 11

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1.  Politiken - Denmark | 23/07/2014

Don't force FC Copenhagen to play in Ukraine

Despite major security concerns FC Copenhagen is due to play against the Ukrainian team Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine in a Champions League qualification game. ... » more

2.  Politiken - Denmark | 01/07/2014

New owners could be good for Berlingske

The British media group Mecom has sold Denmark's oldest daily newspaper Berlingske as part of the media company of the same name to the Belgian ... » more

3.  Politiken - Denmark | 26/06/2014

Think big in Ypres

The EU heads of state and government will meet this time in the Belgian municipality of Ypres, the scene of many battles during the First ... » more

4.  Politiken - Denmark | 19/06/2014

Danish government backpedals on energy

Denmark's social democratic government has come to an agreement with the liberals over a new growth package foreseeing among other measures lower charges on energy ... » more

5.  Politiken - Denmark | 13/06/2014

The West bred the monster of terrorism

The Iraq War was a huge mistake, the left-liberal daily Politiken writes after the taking of Mosul by the Islamic terror organisation Isil: "Madeleine Albright ... » more

6.  Politiken - Denmark | 21/05/2014

Syria's moderate forces need weapons

The Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard wants to convince his EU colleagues to jointly advocate weapons deliveries to moderate forces in Syria. The left-liberal daily ... » more

7.  Politiken - Denmark | 22/04/2014

Snowden's revelations outweigh Putin show

US Whistleblower Edward Snowden made a video appearance on Thursday in a televised call-in show with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For the left-liberal daily Politiken ... » more

8.  Politiken - Denmark | 24/03/2014

Legalising cannabis worth a try

Eighty people were arrested in Denmark last week in a drugs raid that targeted the organised trading of cannabis. Such operations won't solve the problem, ... » more

9.  Politiken - Denmark | 17/03/2014

Crimea a warning to Turkey for closer EU ties

The Turkish President Abdullah Gül has been on a state visit to Denmark since Sunday. In view of the crisis in Ukraine it is high ... » more

10.  Politiken - Denmark | 16/03/2014

Dual citizenship is not polygamy

A proposal by the Danish government to introduce dual citizenship already appears to have gained the support of a large majority in parliament. The left-liberal ... » more


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