O Independente

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O Independente
Type Weekly newspaper
Founder(s) Miguel Esteves Cardoso
Paulo Portas
Publisher Recoletos
Founded May 1988
Political alignment Rightwing, conservative
Language Portuguese
Ceased publication 1 September 2006
Headquarters Lisbon

O Independente (Portuguese for The Independent) was a Portuguese weekly newspaper published in Lisbon, Portugal, between 1988 and 2006.[1]

History and profile[edit]

O Independente was first published in May 1988[2][3] by Miguel Esteves Cardoso, who became its first editor, and Paulo Portas,[4] who succeeded him in 1990 and served until 1995 when he left to run for office as a conservative politician.[5]

O Independente was published by Recoletos weekly[1][6] on Fridays. Its headquarters was in Lisbon.[7] The paper had a rightwing, conservative stance and an Eurosceptic discourse.[4]

The last edition of O Independente was published on 1 September 2006.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b "Press in Portugal - Historical Overview". GMCS. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Rui Alexandre Novais; Hugo Ferro (2013). "Media Stratups in a Creative Destructive Scenario" (PDF). II. International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Douglas L. Wheeler; Walter C. Opello (10 May 2010). Historical Dictionary of Portugal. Scarecrow Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-8108-7075-8. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Maria Filomena Barradas. "The nation in Europe. The O Independente's Account" (Conference paper). Cultural Studies Network. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Paulo Portas. Deputy Prime Minister". Government of Portugal. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "A Good Impres[a]sion from Portuguese Media" (PDF). Equity Research. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Mario de Queiroz (27 February 2004). "The New Voices of Immigrant Communities". Inter Press Service. Lisbon. Retrieved 14 April 2015.