31 Oct 2012

Tahiti to get free newspaper from next week

2:43 pm on 31 October 2012

A free newspaper is to be launched in French Polynesia next week.

The 'Gratuit de Tahiti' will be published three days a week by Media Polynesie, which recently bought the territory's two daily newspapers from the French Hersant conglomerate.

The newspaper, which will be 16 pages in the A4 format, is to have a circulation of 25,000 and will be made available at 400 places in Tahiti and Moorea.

The publishers say they hope to be able to reach mainly young readers.