The journalist and writer Gilberto Dimenstein passed away this Friday morning (29), victim of pancreatic cancer. Among the countless messages of affection and tributes posted on social networks, the one posted by Free Turnstile, company of which Dimenstein was a founder: “To our master, our thanks.”
Who was Gilberto Dimenstein
Dimensteis was born in São Paulo, in August 1956, the son of a Pernambuco and a Pará native. Graduated in Journalism at college Casper Libero and passed through the main press vehicles in the country, such as AEA. The journalist was known for his action in defense of education and the environment.
In July 2009, he created the. With a focus on culture, Dimenstein wanted to bring together, in a single place, all cultural events in the city of São Paulo. Today, Catraca Livre addresses not only the events in the capital of São Paulo, but also in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, it deals with issues involving education, health and entrepreneurship, and reveals projects from around the world.
As a journalist, Gilberto Dimenstein won several important awards, including two Esso Journalism Awards it’s two Líbero Badaró Press Awards. Author of 13 books, Dimenstein won the Jabuti Award – the largest in Brazilian literature – for the book.
A reference for the new generation of journalists, Dimenstein leaves a great legacy for all Brazilians, of commitment to the truth and the struggle for democracy.