Brussels, 17/05/2017. According to the paper’s journalists, the Flemish government has announced that it will not continue to publish Flanders Today, meaning this English-language newspaper – both online and print – will shut down on 1 October 2017.
The government has made it clear that the publication will not receive the funding required to continue in its present form. Accordingly, those affected are working on proposals to continue the title in a limited form, and are asking for your help to save the project and their jobs. They say:
“Over the last 10 years, we have built up the Flanders Today newspaper to reach half a million readers and inform English speakers about the region and all it has to offer. We think that’s worth saving, and we hope you agree.”
The group suggest several ways you can help, most of them fairly easy to do. For example:
- Print the #SaveFlandersToday banner and take a picture of yourself holding it.
- Share your picture on social media with the hashtag #SaveFlandersToday. Don’t forget to tag/mention the government of Flanders and Geert Bourgeois.
- You can also make a video if you wish.
- Or simply like it on Facebook/Twitter, etc.
More information at: https://www.saveflanderstoday.eu/