EMERALD GROUP INVESTS IN PIONEERING JOURNALISM PROJECT, IN PORTUGAL

Dubai, November 6th, 2018

The Emerald Group is pleased to announce its investment in the launch of an innovative online journalism project, known as Polígrafo. The concept of the project was pioneered by journalist, Fernando Esteves, through the incorporation of Inevitável E Fundamental Lda, and later boarded by shareholders, Conta-Me Histórias and the Emerald Group.p. Polígrafo is the first media outlet of its kind to launch in Portugal, and is proud to spearhead a unique and necessary news publication vehicle within the telecommunications and journalism industry.

Polígrafo is a fact-checking website with the sole purpose of verifying the veracity of global news, for the benefit and clarity of its readers. In the new millennium, fact-checking has rapidly emerged as a ground-breaking genre in journalism and become a fundamental feature in political news coverage. Through the application of meticulous research and sourcing credible intel, Polígrafo aims to extract and substantiate factual news from fictional publications and media bias. The aim of Polígrafo is to eliminate deceptive reporting practices and publish bona fide news, whilst maintaining independence and protecting the interests of the public.

N’Gunu Tiny, Founder and Chairman, stated, “At Emerald Group, we derive success from having a multisectoral foundation of knowledge, continuously challenging ourselves and evolving by venturing into new markets with a strategic vision.  We achieve this by creating long-standing and mutually rewarding relationships, whilst ensuring that the contribution of financial and intangible value is at the heart of what we do. The Emerald Group holds a minority interest in Polígrafo, which not only represents our capacity to adapt and further diversify; but also offers the opportunity to be involved in a global media reformation that positively benefits the community.”

About Fernando Esteves 

Fernando Esteves has over 23 years of experience in Journalism, which includes his position as an editor for well-known publishers ‘Euronotícias’, ‘O Independente’ and ‘Sábado’ magazine. He is particularly recognised for his role in investigative journalism within the Health sector, and author of a number of books where some of the most important figures of Portuguese society are investigated.

Contact Information about Inevitável:

Pc Príncipe Real 11 1º, 1269-127
Misericordia Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

About Emerald Group

Emerald Group, which is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is an international investment company that was founded in 2009. The Group’s ambition is to become, in the medium term, a reference in Africa, and in the context of emerging markets, according to the most demanding international standards of transparency and sustainability in the conduct of its business. Further information available at www.emeraldgroup-inc.com

Contact information for Emerald:

Emerald Group – Investor Relation
Tower 1, Emaar Boulevard Plaza, Suite 1501,
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Downtown PO Box 24172
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone : +971 4 452 7272
Fax : +971 4 452 7171
Email: info@emeraldgroup-inc.com

More news coverage on Polígrafo…


●    https://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/especiais/web-summit-2017/2018-11-06-Apresentado-primeiro-site-de-verificacao-de-factos-em-Portugal

●    https://www.publico.pt/2018/11/06/economia/noticia/nasceu-poligrafo-jornal-detectar-mentiras-1850140

●    https://www.publico.pt/2018/11/06/economia/noticia/nasceu-poligrafo-jornal-detectar-mentiras-1850140

●    http://pt.cision.com/files/press/2018/11/77764027.pdf

●    https://poligrafo.sapo.pt/fact-checker/artigos/atingimos-o-nosso-primeiro-milhao-e-entao