"besides public fudings we need the support of our readers. That's why we are launching the campiagn 1000x1000, a 1000 thousand euros dontation by 1000 people in ordere to collect one million euros," explained Valentino Parlato, President of the Board of Directors of Il Manifesto. Donations and online subscription can also be done to support the paper.
"We are at a crucial task - read the main article on the cover of Thursay's Il Manifesto- We, just like other 100 national newspapers are not able to close the budget for 2011. (...) But we are determined not to abandon the battle field and we are even more determined to fight against the laws of a market that would like to make a big fire of the freedom of information. The end of Manifesto will be a victory without prisoners of a system that doesn't consider media freedom a constitutional right but a concession to subjects"
"Saving the Manifesto depends on all of us", wrote on the "Globalist" website the Manifesto correspondent Giuliana Sgrena "no one expected it but many of us feared it (...) Wouldn't it be sad if Il Manifesto will not be here anymore? It will be a defeat of press freedom and of democracy (...) the prospects of saving Il Manifesto are not many, they depend on the government's attitude, on the editorial board and the collective and on all of the people that don't intend to loose Il Manifesto".
"What is happening to Manifesto, shows how serious the alarm on the cuts to the government subsidized publishing funds is. They are an important support to the pluralism of information", commented Fnsi Secretary Franco Siddi. " Il manifesto is a landmark of the civil and democratic confrontation in the history of journalism of ideas and of public and civil thinking ".