Nelson Ribeiro no encontro ‘Entangled Media Histories’

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Nelson Ribeiro esteve presente  no encontro Entangled Media Histories, promovido em Lisboa pela Lund University, no passado dia 25 de Maio, onde apresentou a conferência“Broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire and the Creation of Overseas Communities”, texto a ser publicado brevemente, que vem na sequência de trabalho desenvolvido sobre este tema pelo investigador, de que é exemplo o artigo  revista Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, volume 28, issue 6, de 2014:

This article discusses Portugal’s broadcasting policy to its colonies from the 1930s to the 1960s when the country was ruled by a dictatorship led by Oliveira Salazar. It demonstrates that, despite the centrality assumed by the concept of ‘Empire’ in the discourse of the dictatorship, investments in shortwave broadcasting remained very low throughout the years. Not only was the Portuguese state broadcaster not given the resources to achieve good coverage of the African territories, but there was also no national policy concerning the creation of stations in the colonies. This, as the article demonstrates, led to the development of several private radio projects, mainly in Angola and Mozambique, operated as radio clubs. It would take until the mid-1950s, when the independence of African countries entered the international agenda, for the Portuguese dictatorship to start investing both in the state broadcaster’s transmissions to Africa and in the creation of official stations in Angola, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde. These late investments would ultimately not pay off because, starting in 1961, Portugal would be involved in the colonial war that started in Angola but quickly spread to other Portuguese territories.

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