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In 1989 the then deputy director of Expresso, Vicente Jorge Silva, left the paper to found the daily Público in 1990. He was able to secure the services of several important Expresso journalists for the new paper. In the working agreement between publishers and editors Público declares its ideological, political and economic independence and pledges its commitment to high-quality journalism and diversity of opinion. It quickly became one of Portugal's leading papers. It is owned by the World Media Network, which among others owns the Süddeutsche Zeitung, El País, Libération und La Stampa.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Liberal
Circulation: 37,000 (2009)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Sunday

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Publisher: Público Comunicação Social, SA (Grupo Sonaecom)
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1990

Rua Viriato, 13
P-1069-315 Lisbon
Phone: 00351-210 111 000

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1.  Público - Portugal | 26/02/2015

Not an effective response to radicalism

The ban on foreign financing for Muslim associations and mosques contravenes the equality of religions before the law and could prove counter-productive in the fight ... » more

2.  Público - Portugal | 16/02/2015

Big Brother powerless against terrorism

In the aftermath of the Copenhagen attacks the EU should reflect on why its security measures are not working before it decides to crank up ... » more

3.  Público - Portugal | 04/02/2015

Brutal execution will strengthen IS opponents

Members of the Islamic State (IS) have burnt alive the Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh whom they were holding hostage in an iron cage, as a ... » more

4.  Público - Portugal | 21/01/2015

Pope must finally allow contraception

On the flight back from his Asia trip Pope Francis said that people didn't have to multiply uncontrolledly to be good Catholics. The pontiff should ... » more

5.  Público - Portugal | 19/11/2014

Big companies must also pay taxes

REN, the company that manages Portugal's energy infrastructure networks, and energy company Galp are refusing to pay millions of euros for a special energy tax ... » more

6.  Público - Portugal | 18/11/2014

Portugal's granting of visas to the rich immoral

The resignation of the Portuguese Interior Minister over irregularities in the granting of special visas to wealthy non-EU citizens prompts the liberal daily Público to ... » more

7.  Público - Portugal | 17/11/2014

Corruption scandal could lead to Portugal's reform

Portugal's Interior Minister Miguel Macedo resigned on Sunday in connection with a corruption scandal involving the granting of visas to wealthy non-EU citizens. Prior to ... » more

8.  Público - Portugal | 09/11/2014

Catalans score a victory against Madrid

In yesterday's consultation in Catalonia a clear majority voted for the region's secession from Spain. This result will give Artur Mas a stronger hand in ... » more

9.  Público - Portugal | 30/10/2014

International hypocrisy finally over

Sweden's recognition of the state of Palestine won't solve the problems in the Middle East but it will end the hypocrisy in the international community's ... » more

10.  Público - Portugal | 10/06/2014

World Cup will showcase popular rebellion

São Paulo was once again the scene of clashes between demonstrators and police shortly before the World Cup is due to kick off on Thursday. ... » more


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