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The Press in the 19th century
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After 1875, when S. Garbolas published "Ermis", Thessaloniki's first Greek newspaper, up until the liberation of 1912, the Press played a crucial role in Macedonia: a prosperous community's way of expressing itself and "waging war", the Press promoted the national interests of Macedonian Hellenism, improved living standards and intercommunity (primarily Greek-Jewish) relations, and boosted intellectual activity.

Its pages were filled with the columns of noted translators and writers. "Ermis" was followed by the "Lighthouse of Macedonia" (1881), another Garbolas publication, "Truth" (1903) and, in 1911, "Macedonia", founded by K. Vellidis, which is still in circulation today.

See Also
History - The period from 1870 to 1913
Political developments (1870-1913)


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