Flanders Today launches new website

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After six years of bringing you the best of Flanders every week, we now offer a daily online service with a brand new website, apps and customisable newsletters

Bigger and better: Flanders Today launches new website and apps

Flanders Today launched in October of 2007 – exactly six years ago – to provide you with news and information on Flanders and Brussels in English. The rate at which you subscribed to this little weekly newspaper astounded even us; we went from 14,000 copies a week to 28,000 copies – and counting.

That proved to us what we already suspected: that Flanders Today was filling a gap in the media landscape. Other English publications were focussing on Brussels. And if expats were partaking of local media, it was usually the French-speaking press.

But in Belgium, as we quickly discover, that’s only half the picture.

The Flemish government decided to fund a newspaper that would provide news, business, politics and culture coverage focussing specifically on Flanders and its capital city, Brussels.

So week after week, we delved into Flemish government policies, municipal concerns, the region’s economy, the work of Flemish artists and just where to go to get a good beer. We’ve told you about the Dutch-speaking community in Brussels, the quirky museums of Flanders, anything and everything to do on the Flemish coast and which villages across the region are worth a visit. We’ve taught you Dutch words. We’ve introduced you to the politicians who speak them. And we’ve provided you with the news of the day, so you could keep up with the region you’ve made your home.

It seems we hit the spot – particularly for those of you living in Flanders, where you never had the opportunity to discover the region in a language you understood.

Now that we’ve established ourselves, we’re ready to expand. No longer content with making you wait until Wednesdays, we’ve launched a new website with daily news and updates. There are also new apps for Android and iOS on the way, so you can read Flanders Today whenever you want, wherever you are.

No longer content with making you wait until Wednesdays, we’ve launched a new website with daily news and updates

- Lisa Bradshaw

Want to get the daily news emailed to you? We’ve got that, too. Want your trusted weekly e-newsletter? You can still have it, but now you can personalise it to receive as much – or as little – as you want.

One of our most exciting new features is Make Your Own Newspaper. Choose the articles you want to read, and they will be delivered to you as a pdf – your own, personal newspaper.

You can find all this great stuff on the new Flanders Today website.

Thanks for sticking with us for the last six years. We look forward to serving you for the next six – and much, much longer.

Lisa Bradshaw, Editor-in-chief

After six years of bringing you the best of Flanders every week, Flanders Today now offer a daily online service with a new-look website, apps and customisable newsletters

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