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It is a British daily newspaper and it was founded in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and changed its name in 1959.
Along with its sister papers, it is part of a larger Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust.
The trust was created in 1936 to “secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values, free from commercial or political interference”.
The trust was converted into a limited company in 2008, with a constitution written so as to maintain for the newspaper the same protections as were built into the structure of the Scott Trust by its creators.