What is Porto.pt?
The Porto.pt portal is a port of entry for positive information about the city of Porto. Produced by the Municipal Department of Communication and Promotion of the Porto City Council, it has its own production of news content (texts, photography and video). The portal is still a place of dissemination and promotion of third-party information, such as institutions of the city; information about Porto, disseminated by the media in Portugal or abroad; as a best means to disseminate activities, initiatives, programmes and projects within the municipal framework; as a content receiver created by the so-called “participatory journalism”, broadcast on blogs, social networks or other means of informal online communication.
What is it for?
The Porto.ptportal has its own domain www.porto.pt in the web environment and it is also browser-based for iOS and Android app, intended to be a channel for promoting the brand "Porto." (#portoponto) and all related brands. Its purpose, also, is to provide a platform for the dissemination of positive information for those who do not usually have access to formal and traditional media, such as small associations, less known or anonymous artists, who perform meritorious activity in the city.
What's its mission?
The portal Porto.pt has the mission to inform Porto inhabitants and visitors of the most important and positive events in Porto and about Porto, giving them the opportunity to fully participate in all sectors, namely social, economic, cultural, political, sports and recreational life of the city.
How can I participate?
Those interested can provide formal information about their institutions ’ongoing activity. Fill the online form available in the “Share with us” section of the portal. The Porto.pt website team regularly monitors social networks, namely by searching for #portoponto hashtag. Every social media user will simply have to tag his/her content so that it draws the attention of the portal's editorial team.
Who pays for Porto.pt?
The production of the portal is fully ensured by the Municipal Department of Communication and Promotion of Porto City Hall, and its production and maintenance is provided by the local authority services. It is therefore produced almost exclusively by resorting to existing internal resources, with no additional costs as regards the municipal budget. The portal does not allow advertising, seeking thus not to be a competitor of online media outlets already existing in the city of Porto.