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Berliner Zeitung (Germany)

Based: Berlin10810244,7038739,data,logo

Founded: 1945

Circulation: 177,000 (2006)

Owner: David Montgomery, VSS and Mecom Group

The centre-left Berliner Zeitung is the only East German title to achieve national prominence since unification. It was relaunched in 1997 with a completely new design. The daily says its journalists come “from east and west”, and it styles itself as a “young, modern and dynamic” paper for the whole of Germany. In November 2005 the paper was bought by the British businessman David Montgomery – arousing fears of job cuts amongst its staff.