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Why Portuguese journalists are leaving newsrooms for government roles

While the Portuguese media goes through a crisis, the government has taken to hiring unmotivated and underpaid journalists, accelerating the hollowing out of newsrooms. Mapping Media Freedom correspondent João de Almeida Dias spoke to two anonymous former journalists about their transition from newsrooms to government roles.

In Portugal’s media crisis, photojournalists often pull the shortest straw

“Green receipts” are a way for independent or freelance workers in Portugal to charge companies for their services on an occasional basis, but the system is often abused

Portugal: Low wages and job insecurity threaten media freedom

Although not exposed to the perils that press freedom encounters in places such as Turkey or Hungary, experts in Portugal tell Mapping Media Freedom that journalists in the country live…