La Libre Belgique

La Libre Belgique (French: [la libʁ bɛlʒik]; literally The Free Belgium), currently sold under the name La Libre, is a major daily newspaper in Belgium. Together with Le Soir, it is one of the country's major French language newspapers and is popular in Brussels and Wallonia. La Libre was founded in 1884 and has historically had a centre-right Christian Democratic political stance. The papers is particularly celebrated for its role as an underground newspaper during World War I and World War II when Belgium was occupied. Since 1999, the newspaper has become increasingly liberal but is still considered more conservative than Le Soir.

La Libre Belgique
TypeDaily newspaper (six times per week)
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)La Libre Belgique S.A.
PublisherIPM Advertising
EditorVincent Slits
FoundedLe Patriote: 1884
La Libre Belgique: 1915
Political alignmentcenter-left[1]
HeadquartersRue des Francs 47,
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Circulation35,500 (2016)
Websitewww.lalibre.be