Decision time! We need our readers’ support to continue Romania-Insider the way you are used to it! Are you in?
Our quality content has helped us become Romania’s biggest English news outlet. Now, we are locking more of this content behind a paywall to finance our newsroom and survive the most difficult time we’ve had in ten years.
If you like Romania and you care that its voice remains heard in the world, if you enjoy our unbiased news and find value in the information we bring you, then the time has come to support our publication by getting a subscription!
Who are we?
Since we launched Romania-Insider.com more than 12 years ago, we have tried to stay true to our mission: to inform the world about Romania through honest, unbiased, independent journalism. Today we are Romania's largest English news portal to the world, read by more than 2 million people each year.
Why a paywall now and how come?
We have tried our best to keep most of our content free so that anyone can read it.
After two years of crisis that have put us and our business model of advertising combined with membership revenue to the test, we have to make some difficult decisions to be able to continue our mission.
We have decided to lock more of our content with a metered paywall solution.
We have already cut most of our costs to keep our most valuable resource: our journalists.
But with our advertising revenues shrinking drastically over the last two years, we are facing an almost impossible mission to continue financing our newsroom costs.
This is why we need you to help us and buy a subscription!
What are the paywall rules for locked content as of now?
This means that as a visitor to the Romania-Insider.com website you will still be able to read a very limited number of articles for free every month and you will be asked to subscribe for a membership if you want to read more articles per month.
If you are an occasional Romania-Insider.com reader, you will likely not be impacted by this change. We still want to offer people who want to learn some things about Romania the possibility to do so by reading a few articles for free.
If you are a loyal Romania-Insider.com reader, then we hope you find value in our content and will help us continue producing it by paying for a membership.
What is our mission?
Through our articles, we aim to bring you useful information, insights, and context to help you in your business decisions, guide you to discover interesting people and places in Romania, and help you understand and maybe love the country and its people.
Our content might not always be perfect, but we strive to get better and we try to stay true to our values: independence, honesty, and loyalty to our readers. We work to make Romania known to the world.
If you share any of these values, then please join us by becoming a paying subscriber!
What do you get for your money?
We have set up two membership plans:
- a BASIC plan that offers you full access to all the articles published on Romania-Insider.com and an ad-free experience,
- and a PREMIUM plan, which also includes a selection of premium newsletters (including our Daily Business Brief for Top Managers and Entrepreneurs).
You are a paying member already - do you need to do anything?
If you are already a Romania-Insider member, this change won’t impact you as you will continue to have unrestricted access to all our content when logged in.
With best wishes from Romania and the kind request to make a decision now,
-- Andrei Chirileasa and the Romania Insider team