Archive: 9/24/2012
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  9/24/2012, Tishrei 8, 5773

Ma'ariv Editor Calls for United Effort to Save Paper


Editor Nir Hefetz of the Ma'ariv daily called, Monday, for a united effort to save the newspaper and the livelihood of the hundreds of people who work there. In an article reflecting a Tel Aviv District Court decision, Sunday, to freeze the sale of the paper for 30 days in the name of its storied past and freedom of expression, Hefetz noted that thousands of people have expressed support in the wake of the financial problems that have come to the forefront in recent weeks.

He said that good will is not enough, adding that many sources must be recruited to join staff and management in the effort. Among them, he cited publicity offices, workers committees and other bodies who could generate subscriptions and other sales, government officials who could act based on efforts elsewhere in the world to preserve printed media, other media, financial institutions and readers.