Nidwaldner Wochenblatt

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Title: Nidwaldner Wochenblatt
Canton: Nidwalden
Available online: 2 January 1844 - 27 June 1857 (502 issues, 2,014 pages)
Rights: public domain
Segmentation level: article level
Description: In 1844, the Nidwaldner Wochenblatt appeared as the first Nidwaldedn newspaper, but printed in Lucerne. The Nidwalden clergy, enraged by the liberal orientation, obtained a ban after only 13 issues. With the freedom of the press guaranteed by the Federal Constitution, the newspaper could be published again from 1848 - this time printed in the first Nidwalden print shop in Stans. The reporting mainly covered political events in Nidwalden and the Swiss Confederation, often with a focus on official activities. Articles on social life and official announcements were also published. The political orientation remained liberal.