Critics blast HuffPost’s plan to launch its new German edition

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Main, Newscope

Based in Munich, the US export will go live late this summer – before the September election. It already has sites in Italy, France and the UK, among others.

The announcement caused a stir among the country’s journalists and bloggers, many of whom took to Twitter to voice concern about the fact the Huffington Post does not pay many of its columnists and relies on a small, paid editorial team.

Germany’s main journalist union the DJV tweeted about the HuffPo’s arrival, calling for “action against the unpaid mentality.”

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