Bulgarian daily Novinar ceases print edition

Bulgarian-language daily Novinar, founded in 1992 and formerly one of the largest-circulation newspapers in the country, published its final edition on July 1 2016, reports said.

Novinar, seen as linked to media mogul Delyan Peevski following ownership changes in 2012, will appear solely online.

Some staff would move to daily Telegraf and others will remain to work on the Novinar website. The extent of job losses was not immediately clear.

Report said that Novinar employees were told the news on the morning of July 1, with no prior notice. No further copies would be printed.

The closure of Novinar as a daily comes 11 months after the end of production of two other titles linked to Peevski, Presa and Tema.

The news came a few weeks after the National Statistical Institute, in an annual report, noted that the number of newspapers in Bulgaria and their circulation had continued to decrease in 2015.

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