Infobox Newspaper
name = Adevărul

caption =
type = daily
format = compact
foundation = 1888
ceased publication =
price = 1 leu
1.20 lei Friday
+ 6.90 lei with DVD
owners = Dinu Patriciu
publisher =
editor = Adevărul Holding
chiefeditor = Laurenţiu Ciocăzanu
assoceditor =
staff =
language = Romanian
political =
circulation =
headquarters = Bucharest
oclc =
website =

"Adevărul" ("The Truth") is a Romanian newspaper, based in Bucharest. With a circulation of over 100,000 daily, it has one of the largest audiences of all Romanian-language papers.


The original paper bearing the name "Adevărul" was published at two different moments in Romanian history. The first version appeared between 1888 and 1916, the second one between 1919 and 1937 (with a third, much more politicized, version between 1946 and 1951). It was a voice on the Left, at times very critical of the Romanian Monarchy, and always backing alternatives it viewed as progressive. Its first editor-in-chief was Alexandru Beldiman, succeeded by Constantin Mille.

Today's Adevărul is the heir of the former Romanian Communist Party official daily "Scînteia" ("The Spark"). For only a few days after the fall of Nicolae Ceauşescu ("see Romanian Revolution of 1989"), it appeared as "Scînteia poporului" ("People's Spark"), switching to its current name on December 25, 1989.

As editor-in-chief through most of the 1990s, Dumitru Tinu oversaw the transition of the paper from a dull Communist style paper to a modern successful press business. After Tinu's unexpected death in January 2003, Cristian Tudor Popescu took over as editor-in-chief.

In early 2005, the paper owner (daughter of former newspaper manager, Dumitru Tinu) wanted to change the newspaper Board, and 80 journalists with editors Cristian Tudor Popescu, Lelia Munteanu and Adrian Ursu resigned and formed "Gândul" newspaper, with the help of poet/journalist Mircea Dinescu.


* Adevărul TV - the TV schedule (weeklt, Friday)
* Adevărul Internaţional - the international section of the newspaper (daily) [ www.adevarul-international]
* Adevărul Financiar - financial, media, international business section (daily) []
* Adevărul Verde - eco news section (daily) []
* Adevărul Literar & artistic - cultural section (weekly, Wednesday) []
* Adevărul expert imobiliar - real-estate section (weekly, Tuesday) []
* Adevărul sporturi - sports section (all sports, except football) (weekly, Monday)
* Adevărul de weekend - weekend section (replacement of the financial section)

It also hosts news about the Romanians in Spain [] and Italy [] , the most important Romanian diaspora of the modern times.


Adevărul is regarded as left-leaning, with some nationalist and anti-Monarchy accents. One of the more controversial headlines from its early days was "Fir-ai al naibii, majestate" ("Damn you, Your majesty"), a pamphlet written by Sergiu Andon (as of 2008 a Conservative Party deputy) against the former King Mihai. Adevărul's coverage of the events of 1990 Mineriad was criticised for being a mirror of the FSN propaganda.

According to an editorial by Cristian Tudor Popescu, Ana Maria Tinu (daughter of Dumitru Tinu, Adevărul owner and friend of PSD leaders) intended to change the newspaper policy and editorial leadership after PSD lost the 2004 election, because the newspaper spoke against PSD. [, [ "Atacul guzganului rozaliu" ("The Attack of the Pink Rat")] ] Eighty journalists resigned, included four chief editors. They began the edition of "Gândul" in May 2005.


External links

* [ Adevărul official website]

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