Former journalist Paulo Silva, vice president of the Casa da Imprensa, died this Sunday in Porto, at the age of 59, a source from the mutualist association told Lusa.
Paulo Silva, who was part of the staff of Jornal de Notícias (JN), was interned at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology, in Porto, where he returned to check in last Friday, Casa da Imprensa told Lusa.
Paulo Manuel Fernandes da Silva was born in Angola in 1960, settled in Porto with his family in 1975, and began his career as a journalist in the field of motor sports, in publications such as AutoSport and O Jogo, before joining JN in 1994.
He founded and directed the publishing house Letras de Ferro, based in Senhora da Hora.
In 2012, in the midst of a crisis, with a group of unemployed journalists, he created and directed the weekly A Manhã, in Gondomar, an editorial project of “professionals who knew the reality and risked the launch of a newspaper (…), in a municipality badly served by press, both local and national ”, as he then presented himself.
The publication of A Manhã was to be suspended at the end of the first quarter of 2013, due to lack of means, with the intensification of the crisis.
Currently Paulo Silva was a communications advisor for the Câmara de Gondomar.