Broadcasting in the Portuguese Empire: Nationalism, Colonialism, Identity

Project Details


Throughout most of the 20th century, radio broadcasting took on 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.

This project aims to add complexity to the scholarship on Media & Empire by producing a comprehensive and comparative history of broadcasting during the Portuguese dictatorship, discussing how the regime lead by António de Oliveira Salazar used radio as a communication tool.

The project is financed by FCT and the European Union (via Lisbon 2020).
Effective start/end date17/07/1816/07/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Broadcasting
  • Portuguese Empire
  • Nationalism
  • Colonialism
  • Identity
  • Media Studies


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