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The Bulletin announces new independent ownership in its 60th anniversary year
Belgium’s oldest English-language publication, The Bulletin, is under independent ownership following a takeover by new proprietor Bulletin Media SRL, it was announced on 1 March.
The Bulletin’s parent company, Ackroyd Publications, had been owned by Belgian media group Mediahuis since 2007.
Bulletin Media SRL is headed by the title’s previous editor-in-chief, Sarah Crew, who assumes a publisher-editor role.
As the brand celebrates its 60th anniversary year, the online newspaper will reinforce its role as a community-focused source of news and information.
“Although the media landscape has evolved dramatically, as The Bulletin enters its seventh decade, the need for accessible and relevant information within the international community has probably never been stronger,” says Crew.
“It’s with enormous pride that I take the helm of the title that has been steered by so many talented and devoted journalists over the years. As we begin this new chapter, I’m grateful for the ongoing support from members of the Bulletin ‘family’.”
The title – which Monique Ackroyd founded in 1962 as an eight-page newsletter with a print run of just 500 – has long been a trusted voice among Belgium’s growing and ever-changing international community.
Ackroyd wrote in the first edition of her magazine: “From now on, non-Belgian, English-speaking residents have a voice of their own.”
That personal bond with the international community in Belgium has been at the heart of The Bulletin’s work ever since. A return to independent ownership will make the connection with the international community even stronger.