Impressum is concerned for the quality, independence and future of the newspaper “Le Temps”, as well as for the employment and diversity of the media in French-speaking Switzerland, he said in a statement on Wednesday morning. The “unusual procedure” of public sale makes the union particularly react.
This process, “whose duration we do not know, created instability,” added Impressum. He hopes that a professional editorial group from the media announces his interest and manages to find an agreement to take over the title.
The Ringier and Tamedia press groups announced on Tuesday that they wanted to sell the French-speaking daily “Le Temps”. They plan to sell their stake in the Geneva daily. The two publishers each own 46.2% of the title. They want to find a single buyer.
According to them, a majority shareholder would be in a better position to make the best decisions for the sustainability and development of the title “, they wrote in a joint press release. The circulation of” Time “amounts to 39,716 copies. It has 115,000 readers.