Paulo Nuno Vicente
Company Antena 1 / PhD Student UT Austin Portugal Program
Paulo Nuno Vicente works as a journalist in Antena 1, the portuguese public service radio. As a reporter he has produced several special reports, mainly in Guinea-Bissau, S. Tomé and Príncipe, Ceuta and Melilla, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel and West Bank, Chad and Central African Republic. He has been awarded the 2009 Prize of Journalism – Human Rights and Integration (Radio), for his report “Chad: in the dead heart of Africa”. This prize is delivered by UNESCO, ACIDI and GMCS. He has covered as a special Envoy several International Summits and European Union events in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia and Hungary. Author of “Building Paradise”, a documentary filmed in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau for the non-governmental organization ACEP – Associação para a Cooperação entre os Povos. The film has been awarded the Prize of Maior, at Agrofilm Festival 2009, in Slovakia. He is graduated in Journalism (University of Coimbra), has an Advanced Formation on Journalism and Religion (Portuguese Catholic University) and a degree on Arab Language and Islamic Culture (University of Lisbon). He is now a PhD fellow in Online Journalism at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – New University of Lisbon, in the scope of the UT Austin-Portugal Program. He’s studying mobile phone use in low and middle-income countries (World Bank categorization) through a collaborative journalism perspective. The main objective of this research is to capture original data and reflect on the main trends in mobile use in developing countries, particularly on how citizens and journalists from less economic developed countries are (or not) using digital mobile communication characteristics to enhance new forms of public information. He has developed several weblogs on media and journalism studies (Chão de Papel, Report on Safety, Synergias) and has published various fiction texts in some magazines and books.
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