mensagem de lisboa

In 2021, a live, digital newspaper about Lisbon was born, based at A Brasileira do Chiado, proving that the history of this space is still in the making, with content, and dignifying the venue’s rich cultural past.

“Mensagem de Lisboa” is a communication platform that focuses on community journalism, centred on people, lending its voice, and telling the stories that usually go untold, listening to the city’s people and offering the country a new type of journalism that seeks solutions and is constructive. Events and meetings with the city’s residents will take place here, at Café A Brasileira, inspiring the journalism that will be done here and giving back to the city’s most iconic café its time of friendly debates, where the subjects were Lisbon, culture, the country, and the world. “We chose a café as a meeting point precisely because we want to underscore the meeting point we wish to be. There may be a computer, a mobile phone, or a conversation between “Mensagem” and its citizens, but we will remain what we are: together. Because this is a newspaper with a cause: Lisbon”, the editors say. 

This communication project is founded by Grupo O Valor do Tempo, journalist Catarina Carvalho, editor, journalist and columnist Ferreira Fernandes, and lawyer João Marecos. The team is young and dynamic like the project. Nuno Saraiva, a cartoonist well known to Lisbon city residents for his drawings of Lisbon’s typical characters, also takes part in this project, along with a group of renowned guest journalists.


This project is brought to you in partnership with Lisbon City Council, NOVA University Lisbon’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Lisbon Design School. It also has the support of Facebook—through its Journalism Project—and Google, through inclusion in its new program, Newspack. Across the Atlantic, Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo also welcomes this new newspaper within its pages.

Visit Lisbon’s new message: Mensagem de Lisboa.