National Press celebrates 214 years

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The year was 1808. Date when the Portuguese royal family decided to move to Brazil. It was the Nau Medusa that braved the seas to bring two presses and 28 boxes of type (the printing letters). The objective was to set up a newspaper to publish all official acts in Brazil. This is how the National Press (IN) was created, says the director of the Press Museum, Rubens Cavalcanti Júnior.

Since then, it has been 214 years, celebrated this Friday (13). Many newspapers were printed by IN: Gazeta do Rio de Janeiro, Diário do Governo, Correio do Império, Gazeta do Império, and from October 1, 1862, the Official Gazette of the Empire began to be printed, which is known today as the Official Gazette of the Union (Dou). Divided into three sections, it gives publicity to all government acts such as normative acts of the President of the Republic, appointments and public competitions.

Glen Valente National Press Award

Glen Valente received honor from the National Press – TV Brazil

With the digital age, the Dou is no longer printed and now only exists in an online version. The publication has more than 18 million hits a year. “The National Press is also on social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, where the daily highlights of the Dou are released,” said Celso Farias Júnior, Minister of the Government Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.

During the celebration, 14 people were honored as Friends of the National Press, among them the Minister of the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), Wagner Rosário; the Minister of the Government Secretariat, Célio Faria and the president of Empresa Brazil de Comunicação (EBC), Glen Valente. “I am representing the more than 1800 employees that EBC has”. According to him, the EBC seeks to contribute to the work of the institution. Valente highlighted the importance of IN for the trajectory of our country. “The National Press participates and has participated in the development of Brazil,” he said.

Translated to english by RJ983

From Brazil, by EBC News

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