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24 Chasa (Bulgarian: 24 часа, translated as 24 Hours) is one of the most influential newspapers in Bulgaria. Its headquarters are located in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

TypeDaily newspaper
EditorVenelina Gocheva
Founded1 April 1991; 28 years ago (1991-04-01)

History and profileEdit

The newspaper, part of the 168 Chasa (meaning 168 Hours in English) Press Group founded by Petyo Blaskov, was launched in April 1991,[1][2] a few months after the success of the 168 Hours weekly newspaper.[3] Blaskov is also the founder of 24 Chasa which is headquartered in Sofia.[2]

The tabloid format and the colloquial, somewhat derisive, writing style of 24 Chasa quickly gained wide popularity.[3]

One of the most popular features in the newspaper is the daily cartoon Ivancho i Mariyka, drawn by the well-known Bulgarian cartoonist Ivaylo Ninov. The newspaper also introduced the comic strip format to the Bulgarian readers by publishing Vlad Kolarov's Phil the Cat.

The newspaper was a part of the German WAZ media group until 2010.[4]

Its current editor-in-chief is Venelina Gocheva.

The 1994 circulation of the paper was 320,000 copies.[3]


  1. ^ 24 Chasa Presseurop. Retrieved 3 December 2013
  2. ^ a b "24 Chasa". VoxEurop. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Maria Bakardjieva (1995). "The New Media Landscape in Bulgaria". Canadian Journal of Communication. 20 (1). Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  4. ^ Vassil Vassilev (June 1997). "A Bulgarian newspaper group working with Müller Martini equipment" (PDF). WAN IFRA. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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