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Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, a small country in West Africa that was under Portuguese rule until 1974, is home to a media sector unequivocally connected to its colonial past and to a context of political and economic instability. The first newspapers were born in the 19th century, owned by Portuguese settled communities. Further, there was the Emissora da Guiné, a radio station born in 1946 that broadcast content produced in Lisbon. There is no record of any press that opposed the colonial regime; however, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde, or PAIGC, promoted a transformation in the media landscape by launching a newspaper and installing an emitter in the Guinea-Conakry border with Guinea-Bissau in 1964. This marked the beginning of Rádio Libertação, an ...

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