O Público (The Public) is a Portuguese daily newspaper founded in 1990. It had for some time, shares in its capital of foreign media companies, including the holders of the daily El Pais (Spain) and La Repubblica (Italy). Today, it is part of the sub-holding of Sonae for the areas of communication, Sonaecom.
On May 11, 1995, Público inaugurated its website and on September 22 of this year, was created PUBLICO Online (now called Publico.pt), and also another company, Digital Media Services Publico.pt SA. On September 6, 1999 also started to incorporate an independent service of news, updated several times a day.
Throughout its 20 years of existence, Público has published dozens of collectable (which pioneered the Portuguese press in 1992), special supplements, books, encyclopedias, CDs, CD-ROMs (from 1999) and DVDs (from 2003).