Portfolio of Kimberly Johans

A collection of articles created during my stint as a journalist at The Macau Daily Times

Jornal Tribuna de Macau celebrates 25 years

Posted by Kimberly on November 8, 2007

By Kimberly Johans
Published in The Macau Daily Times
November 8, 2007, page 5 (466 words)

Jornal Tribuna de Macau (Tribuna) celebrated 25 years in the media business last night with a cocktail reception at Clube Militar de Macau.
Among those that attended the function were Chief Executive of Macau, Mr Edmund Ho Hau Wah, Mr João Manuel Costa Antunes, Director of the Macau Government Tourism Office, Macau Sport Development Board President  Mr Manuel Silverio and the Consul General of Portugal in Macau Mr. Pedro Moitinho de Almeida.
Mr Jose Rocha Dinis, Director of Tribuna said in his welcome speech of Mr Ho that “from the beginning as a representative of the Macau SAR”, he had “assured the continuity of an open and double-sided journalism proper of a state ruled by law.”
He also made mention of the paper’s activities within Macau including initiating a photography competition of the Lunar New Year,  establishing a co-operative agreement with the Faculty of Humanities from the University of Coimbra to receive Journalism degree trainees and another one with Xinhua News Agency “to support trainees in the Portuguese section,” as well as a Portuguese and Chinese-language Book, entitled “Ditos de Confúcio” by Professor Daniel Carlier.
He ended with promising that “together with my team, we’ll continue to work hard with the same determination and will to contribute to the continuous progress and development of the Macau SAR.”
Mr Silverio mentioned that it was a historical moment for any institution in Macau.
“I have no doubt that Tribuna and other media can still do a lot for Macau,” he said, adding that, “Tribuna has made a big contribution to Macau and with many critical and special movements in Macau, they have been there so I hope they have a long life.”
??? also agreed agreeing that Tribuna had the potential for another 25 years.
Meanwhile, Mr Pedro Moitinho de Almeida congratulated Tribuna on their anniversary adding “it’s an important milestone in the history of the Portuguese newspaper in Macau.
“It’s the longest running Portuguese newspaper in Macau,” he said adding that it could be the work or the company that made the paper so successful.
“If a company or anything in life is not well done, usually it doesn’t last so perhaps that’s their secret and I think they’ve managed through the handover and the SAR region and have improved over the years.
“I think they are giving a better service and a better product than before the hand-over and agreed it had the potential for another 25 years, saying “I’m sure it does!”
The current version of Tribuna is a result of a merge between the verspertine Jornal de Macau and the weekly Tribuna de Macau which launched on October 30 and November 1, 1982 respectively.
Tribuna, as it now stands, is the only Portuguese newspaper to be published seven days a week.

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