Broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire


Throughout most of the 20th century radio broadcasting assumed a central role in the construction of national and imperial identities, as it was the main source of news and popular culture available to the majority of the population.

Departing from this context, the project “Broadcasting to the Portuguese Empire: Nationalism, Colonialism & Identity” aims to add complexity to scholarship on Media & Empire by producing a comprehensive and comparative history of broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire, discussing how the Portuguese dictatorship used radio as a tool of Empire.

The project is financed by FCT and the European Union (via Lisbon 2020).