Observatório da Imprensa

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Observatório da Imprensa
GenreBroadcast journalism
Presented byAlberto Dines
Country of originBrazil
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes502
Running timeApproximately 1 hour (per episode)
Original release
NetworkTV Cultura (1998-2008)
TVE Brasil (1998-2007)
TV Brasil (2008-present)
ReleaseMay 1998 (1998-05) –
Observatório da Imprensa
GenreCurrent affairs, media
Running time30 mins
Country of originBrazil
Home stationCultura FM and AM (São Paulo)
SyndicatesMEC AM (Rio de Janeiro)
Nacional AM and FM (Brasília)
Inconfidência AM and FM (Belo Horizonte)
Universidade Federal FM (Rio Grande)
StarringAlberto Dines
Narrated byLuciano Martins
Original releaseMay 2005 –
No. of series5
No. of episodes1012
WebsiteObservatório da Imprensa

Observatório da Imprensa (Portuguese for Press Observer) is a Brazilian website, and also television and radio programs, which focuses on the analysis of the current state of the mass media in the country.


Observatório da Imprensa was launched in April 1996 as a website, edited by Alberto Dines. It was an initiative of the Institute for the Development of Journalism (Projor) and an original project of the Laboratory for Advanced Studies in Journalism (Labjor) of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). It is currently funded by the Ford Foundation.

In May 1998, Observatório da Imprensa was launched as a weekly TV program, hosted by Dines and produced by public broadcasters TV Cultura and TVE Brasil (currently TV Brasil). On 2008, the São Paulo State government, which maintains TV Cultura, announced that it would cancel the program, which is currently produced by federal government-run TV Brasil only.

In May 2005, Observatório da Imprensa was launched as a radio program, broadcast daily on public and educational networks. The programs are available in the website as podcasts.


Observatório da Imprensa is broadcast on several public and educational radio and television networks throughout Brazil.


Location Station Schedule
(Brasília time zone)
Aracaju TV Aperipê Tuesday, 10:40 p.m. n/a
Belo Horizonte Rede Minas
Boa Vista TV Universitária Saturday, 8 p.m.
Brasília TV Nacional n/a
Cuiabá TV Universidade Saturday, 8 p.m.
Florianópolis TV Cultura Santa Catarina n/a
Fortaleza TVE Ceará
Goiânia TV Brasil Central
João Pessoa TV Miramar Saturday, 8 p.m.
Maceió TVE Maceió n/a
Manaus TV Cultura Amazonas
Natal TV Universitária RN
Palmas TV Palmas
Porto Alegre TVE Rio Grande do Sul
Recife TV Universitária do Recife
Rio Branco TV Aldeia
Rio de Janeiro TV Brasil
Salvador TVE Bahia
São Luís TVE Maranhão Saturday, 8 p.m.
São Paulo TV Cultura Wednesday, 12:10 a.m. n/a
Teresina TV Antares Tuesday, 10:40 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m.
Vitória TVE Espírito Santo n/a


Location Schedule
(Brasília time zone)
Belo Horizonte Inconfidência AM (880 kHz)
and FM (100,9 mHz)
Daily at 9:30 a.m. (AM)
and 11:55 (FM)
Brasília Nacional FM (96,1 mHz)
and AM (980 kHz)
Daily at 10:30 a.m. (FM)
and 12:30 (AM)
Rio de Janeiro MEC AM (800 kHz) Daily at 10:30 a.m.
Rio Grande Universidade Federal FM (106,7 mHz) Daily at 11:30 a.m.
São Paulo Cultura FM (103,3 mHz)
and AM (1200 kHz)
Daily at 9 a.m.

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