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Mayor praises ‘vital’ Citizen on ten-year anniversary

Congratulations to the Citizen: Mayor Philip Glanville

Congratulations to the Citizen: Mayor Philip Glanville

Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville has warmly congratulated the Hackney Citizen as the paper celebrates its tenth birthday this month.

He said in a statement: “Over the last ten years, the Citizen has become a vital part of Hackney’s media landscape.  Local papers should have an important role in holding local politicians and institutions to account, but also in helping to connect local people with those institutions.

The Hackney Citizen has always taken those responsibilities seriously, not just through its coverage of council issues, but through putting on hustings events at election time, and showing a keen interest in all aspects of local democracy.

The Citizen also seeks to reflect what makes Hackney so special by championing and promoting the borough’s people, culture and businesses.

This is a challenging time for news media, and I congratulate the Citizen for reaching its ten-year milestone.  I hope it will go from strength to strength and look forward to the next ten years.”

Real news stories don't come cheap.

The Hackney Citizen is the borough’s only independent newspaper, and is now in its tenth year.

Our hard-hitting journalism has uncovered fire safety failures in tower blocks, revealed plans to criminalise rough sleepers, exposed dodgy letting agents and reported on many other issues of public concern.

We’ve always been totally free in print and online, but advertising revenues are falling.

That’s why we’re asking for your help.

Hackney Citizen’s high quality journalism is produced by a small team on a shoestring budget, so we’re asking you to make a monthly contribution to fund our work, enabling the paper to survive and thrive.

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