João Manuel Rocha
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PhD candidate in Communication Sciences at ISCTE-IUL (University Institute of Lisbon) and master in Communication he also holds the title of Specialist in Journalism obtained by public examinations. He is also professor and researcher in projects about media coverage of elections in Portuguese speaking countries at the School of Communication and Media Studies (ESCS-IPL). His master's thesis on coverage of the East Timor crisis of 1999 was published in a book. His main research areas are journalism, history of the media, media and politics, media literacy and lusophone issues. He is the author of articles published in journals and conference proceedings. Journalist since 1984 - worked at Anop and Lusa news agencies and in 1989 joined the founding team of Público newspaper, whose staff he belonged to until 2016. He is a member of the Pedagogical Council of Cenjor, public portuguese training center for journalists.