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Two journalists and a man with a good head for business founded the daily newspaper Politiken in 1884. In 1905, under chief editor Henrik Cavling, the chronicles were introduced in which authors and scientists could freely express their opinions and trigger broad debates. Politiken's publisher merged with the company that published the liberal-conservative Jyllands Posten newspaper in 2003 to form JP/Politikens Hus. Although the two papers now have the same publisher each pursues its own editorial policy.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Centre-left
Circulation: 90,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Daily
Online payment model: All content free of charge

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

Rådhuspladsen 37, 1785 Kopenhagen
Phone: 0045 33 11 85 11
Twitter: @politiken

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1.  Politiken - Denmark | 17/11/2015

Fight against terror starts in the ghettos

The war on terror can only be successful in cooperation with Muslim communities, the centre-left daily Politiken stresses: "If you want to declare war on ... » more

2.  Politiken - Denmark | 12/11/2015

Exodus to Europe: Denmark's schizophrenic asylum policy

Denmark plans to introduce further restrictions on family reunification and benefits for refugees. It's high time the country agreed to go along with a joint ... » more

3.  Politiken - Denmark | 28/10/2015

Denmark's discriminatory citizenship policy

Denmark's centre-right government has tightened the regulations for receiving Danish citizenship. Among other things citizenship rights already granted to adherents of Sharia law can now ... » more

4.  Politiken - Denmark | 08/10/2015

Denmark will burn its fingers in Syria

Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen wants to step up the fight against the IS terror organisation, calling on Wednesday for an extension of the ... » more

5.  Politiken - Denmark | 22/09/2015

Exodus to Europe: quota system hardly stands a chance

One goal of today's summit of EU interior and justice ministers in Brussels is to settle the question of how 120,000 refugees are to be ... » more

6.  Politiken - Denmark | 11/09/2015

Exodus to Europe: Denmark's refugee dilemma

Denmark stopped all train traffic from and to Germany on Wednesday after hundreds of refugees entered the country hoping to make it as far as ... » more

7.  Politiken - Denmark | 25/08/2015

Denmark needs fast trains and psychologists

The plans of Denmark's liberal government to shift government institutions from Copenhagen to other parts of the country in a bid to stop rural exodus ... » more

8.  Politiken - Denmark | 19/08/2015

Legalise prostitution and drugs

Human Rights Watch called on Monday for the possession of drugs to be legalised. Prior to this move Amnesty International had demanded that prostitution be ... » more

9.  Politiken - Denmark | 03/08/2015

Netanyahu to blame for violent mood

A small Palestinian child was killed and his family severely injured in a suspected attack by extremist Jewish settlers in the West Bank on Friday. ... » more

10.  Politiken - Denmark | 26/07/2015

Danish government bowing to xenophobics

Denmark's liberal minority government, which is supported by the right-wing Danish People's Party, wants to publish articles in foreign newspapers informing about planned cuts in ... » more


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