East Timor

February 5, 2008 11:55 AM ET


Case   |   East Timor

Newspaper office attacked

August 4, 2007
Posted September 28, 2007

Suara Timor Lorosa'e

On August 4, amid rising political tensions surrounding the formation of a new government, unidentified men attacked the office of the country's leading daily, Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL), according to the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA).

August 4, 2007 12:00 PM ET
February 5, 2007 11:45 AM ET


February 16, 2006 11:45 AM ET


Letters   |   East Timor

Defamation bill threatens free press

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to refrain from signing a bill before you that threatens freedom of the press and free expression by imposing harsh penalties for defamation. As you know, Prime Minister Mari bim Altakiri approved on December 6, 2005, a bill revising the penal code, which had been passed by the National Parliament. The penal code revisions now before you allow for up to three years imprisonment and unlimited fines for publishing statements deemed defamatory of public officials.

January 13, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   East Timor


FEBRUARY 3, 2005
Posted: March 30, 2005

Suara Timor LorosaeHARASSED

The East Timor government repeatedly harassed Suara Timor Lorosae, apparently in retaliation for the daily newspaper's reporting on famine.
February 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

East Timor, Indonesia, Iraq

Indonesian military hems in press on Aceh citizens

Indonesian military hems in press on Aceh citizens
By A. Lin Neumann

The Asian Times Online
December 13, 2004 5:42 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   Australia, East Timor, Indonesia, Iraq, Thailand

Special Report: Aceh

Borrowing a page from the U.S. playbook, the Indonesian military is restricting and controlling coverage of their war in the restive province of Aceh.
July 13, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Attacks on the Press 2002: Asia Analysis

The vicious murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan focused international attention on the dangers faced by journalists covering the U.S. "war on terror," yet most attacks on journalists in Asia happened far from the eyes of the international press. In countries such as Bangladesh and the Philippines, reporters covering crime and political corruption were as vulnerable to attack as those reporting on violent insurgency. Seven journalists were killed in 2002 for their work in Asia.
March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET


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