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Front page, 22 June 2009
Owner(s)Editoriale Libero LTD
Founder(s)Vittorio Feltri
EditorVittorio Feltri
Alessandro Sallusti
Associate editorPietro Senaldi
Founded18 July 2000; 22 years ago (2000-07-18)
Political alignmentRight-wing populism[1][2][3]
HeadquartersVia L. Majno 42, Milan
Circulation82,680 (as of June 2018)
ISSN1973-5928 Edit this at Wikidata

Libero (English: "Free"), known also as Libero Quotidiano, is an Italian newspaper published in Milan, Italy.

History and profile

Libero was first published in July 2000.[2] The founder is the journalist Vittorio Feltri.[2] The owner and publisher of the paper is Editoriale Libero S.r.l.[3]

Libero has a centre-right[2][3] and liberal stance.[4]

In February 2007 some members of the New Red Brigades were arrested on a charge of wanting to fire-bomb the Libero editorial offices in Milan.[5] The paper has been edited by Maurizio Belpietro since August 2009.


Libero has higher circulation in Lombardy.[3] The 2008 circulation of the paper was 125,215 copies.[6][7] The paper had a circulation of 113,628 copies in 2009 and 105,123 copies in 2010.[7]


  1. ^ McKenna, Josephine (5 August 2014). "Italy expels imam for preaching hatred against Jews". The Washington Post. Religion News Service.
  2. ^ a b c d Eugénie Saitta (April 2006). "The Transformations of Traditional Mass Media Involvement in the Political and Electoral Process" (Conference Paper). Nicosia, Cyprus: ECPR. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Libero (Italy)". Publicitas. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  4. ^ Riformatori Liberali: Siamo l'anima libertaria della Cdl Blog di Benedetto Della Vedova, 14 October 2006
  5. ^ "Capi br arrestati all'alba dopo summit segreto". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 29 February 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  6. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation in 2008 Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.
  7. ^ a b "National Newspapers". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 March 2015.