The European Journalism Observatory is pleased to announce the launch of its newest partner website, EJO Portugal.
The Portuguese language website, coordinated by Professor Gustavo Cardoso and Ana Pinto Martinho, from the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), aims to publish information on journalism and media for Portuguese speaking countries, including Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau.
The new website will provide a space to foster discussion, dissemination and networking between media professionals and researchers. The editorial sections cover themes such as: Business Models; Digital News; Ethics and Deonthology; Research; Media Literacy; Press Freedom and Censorship; Media and Politics; and Social Media and Journalism.
The journalism and media research community, spread over 12 portuguese-speaking countries, are all invited to contribute with their articles, insights, analysis and opinions.
The Portuguese Website is funded by IPPS-IUL, and it is operated by CIES-IUL and the Media and Communications Lab (LCC-IUL).
Stephan Russ-Mohl, Professor of Journalism and Media Management at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, founded the EJO network in 2004. He welcomed the Portuguese website:
“Having a prestigious Portuguese partner is a huge step ahead for EJO. Interesting journalism research and best practice examples become accessible and visible for newsrooms and media experts in another large region of the world inside and outside Europe. We will continue to provide excellent journalism about journalism and the news media, and we think that our “network” approach is opening minds and providing fresh insights across cultural and language barriers.”
The launch of the Portuguese website means the EJO network is now made up of eleven websites across Europe: Albanian, Czech, English, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian and Ukrainian. The network aims to forge connections between journalism cultures across Europe and the US. It promotes dialogue between media researchers and practitioners and brings the results of media research to the people who deal with and work in the media.
It aims to improve the quality of journalism, contribute to a richer understanding of media, and to foster press freedom and media accountability.