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Diario Sur is a regional newspaper of Málaga, Spain. It is owned by the Prensa Malagueña, S.A., owned by Grupo Vocento.

Diario SUR
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Prensa Malagueña, S.A.
EditorJosé Antonio Frías Ruiz
HeadquartersMálaga, Spain
Circulation36,501 (OJD, mid-2005)

History and profileEdit

The newspaper was founded in February 1937. Initially it was called Arriba but soon rechristened SUR, taking its name from that of a national paper. It has its headquarters in Málaga.[1]

In March 1984, upon the liquidation of Medios de Comunicación Social del Estado, which it was a part of, the workers of SUR took control of the organization, a group of 1,500 shareholders, making it the only state media corporation to be acquired by its workers. It was a limited company and had 35% of the paper.[1] The rest of its shares belonged to Luis Pagan, President of the County Council of Malaga, and to Manuel Martin Almendro, the President of the Chamber of Commerce.[1] They were both socialists.[1]

In 1989 the company merged with Correo (today Grupo Vocento)[2] under the name Prensa Malagueña, S.A. creating the head of a local multimedia group that included television (Canal Málaga) and radio (Punto Radio Málaga), as well as the free Qué Pasa, the SUR in English, the SUR Deutsche Ausgabe, and the Costa del Golf.


  1. ^ a b c d Begona Zalbidea Bengoa (Winter 1997). "The Phasing out of the Franco and State Press in Spain". Journalism History. 22 (4). Retrieved 15 May 2015. – via Questia (subscription required)
  2. ^ Victoria Carrillo; Ana Castillo; María Jiménez-Fernández (2012). "The boom and the establishment of "blogs" in online regional press in Spain". Observatorio (OBS*) Journal. 6 (4). Retrieved 15 May 2015.

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