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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt General Newspaper) was founded in 1949. It is published daily in Frankfurt am Main. The Sunday edition is the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
F.A.Z. has a slight centre-right or conservative bias. It has the legal form of a GmbH; the independent FAZIT-Stiftung (FAZIT Foundation) is its majority shareholder (93.7 percent).The F.A.Z. runs its own correspondent network. Its editorial policy is not determined by a single editor, but cooperatively by five editors. It is the German newspaper with the widest circulation abroad, with its editors claiming to deliver the newspaper to 148 countries every day.
The first edition of the F.A.Z. appeared on Nov. 1, 1949; its founding editor was Erich Welter. Some editors had worked for the Frankfurter Zeitung which was banned in 1943.