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Olive Press

Postby costakid » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:44 pm

Is anyone else having problems reading the Olive Press. I keep getting a pop up asking me to register or pay a fee. I think they may have a virus as this morning the whole site was in Chinese.

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Re: Olive Press

Postby katy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:27 pm

Me too!

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Re: Olive Press

Postby firsttango » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:43 pm

Yep all in Chinese

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Re: Olive Press

Postby El Cid » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:23 pm

Yes, you now have to pay to view the online site.

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Re: Olive Press

Postby costakid » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:11 am

It is popping up with that but then it clears and you can view for free. I think they have a problem with the site.

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Re: Olive Press

Postby costakid » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:20 am

I just called them. Yes it is now €60 per annum subscription but they are having problems also. They knew they had a problem but hadn’t been informed until now of the Chinese problem.
Not sure how many will take up the subscription when other papers are free online.

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Re: Olive Press

Postby katy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:04 am

As soon as the Chinese script came up I closed down.
Get fed up of all the papers going on subscription, diario Sur too. Same in UK. Can read some as a member of local Library site but most are magazines.

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Re: Olive Press

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:27 am

I don't subscribe to any newspapers but i can see why some people may wish to do so and especially those who are no longer living in the Uk..Due to covid19 news publications are probably jumping on the band wagon to take advantage of the new high number of readers while they can and get them on subscription.

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Re: Olive Press

Postby Trooperman » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:17 pm

But is the journalism any good? It's usually spot on with up-to-date stories, but never covered in-depth, often leaving more questions that answers it gives!
Compare with Sur in English which annoyingly has unchanged content day after day.
I reckon that surfing between those two and El Pais in English, just about gives some reasonable information.
Any others that anyone would recommend?
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Re: Olive Press

Postby olive » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:58 pm

To tempt me the subscription for anything would need to be around the euro a month mark.

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Re: Olive Press

Postby Beachcomber » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:12 am

They would need to pay me to read their utter garbage and misinformation.

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Re: Olive Press

Postby elusive » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:51 am

Very true. Plastic tabloid. Full of stories about z list celebs hanging out in marbs!

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Re: Olive Press

Postby costakid » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:48 am

The olive press has some very useful information in it. Not saying the news is accurate but helpful info.


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