In Mozambique, free weekly A Verdade was launched on August 27 in the capital Maputo, according to a report on the blog Newspaper Innovation.


The paper counts 32 pages, is printed in full color while it has a circulation of 50,000.

According to publisher Erik Charas the new weekly is the paper with the widest circulation, with at least 10 times more copies distributed than any other weekly newspaper (they vary between 2500 to 6000 weekly).

The only government owned daily newspaper prints about 8000 copies day.

Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, for most people a free paper is the only form of access to information. The normal retail price of any other newspaper is equivalent to the price of 8 pieces of bread, or a month of cellphone access.

Click here to read the full re;port, posted on Newspaper Innovation.