Portuguese journalism in dictatorship and democracy is congress theme

Portuguese journalism before and after April 25 is the central theme of the international congress “Media in Contemporary Portugal: From Dictatorship to Democracy”. The event will take place at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL), at Avenida de Berna, Lisbon, on October 18 and 19.

The inaugural session of the Congress counts on the testimonies of Mário Mesquita, university professor and vice-president of the Regulatory Entity for Social Communication, and Jaume Guillamet, a professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and specialist in History of Journalism. The first day of the Congress is also marked by a session dedicated to RTP’s Telejornal, which, on Thursday, marks its 59th anniversary.

Felisbela Lopes, Daniel Catalão and Joaquim Furtado will highlight the first Portuguese television news and one of the oldest in Europe. The agenda of the first day of the Congress also includes sessions dedicated to the press and radio, dictatorship and democracy. On Friday, the second day of the Congress will highlight Portuguese television and national research in the area of social media. The event ends with a tribute to the historian, researcher, journalist and professor José Manuel Tengarrinha, who died in June.

The program of the event also includes parallel sessions, by national and foreign researchers. The conference “Media in Contemporary Portugal: From Dictatorship to Democracy” intends to reflect on the role of the media in the long period of the Portuguese dictatorship and in the early years of democracy.

Admission is free.

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[Text of the Congress organization, published on 10/16/2018]