East Timor


Alerts   |   East Timor

Journalist faces criminal defamation threat in East Timor

Bangkok, February 29, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on East Timor's prime minister, Rui Maria de Araujo, to drop the criminal defamation complaint he is pursuing against freelance journalist Raimundos Oki. Oki faces up to three years in prison if convicted of defamation for a report for the Timor Post newspaper alleging possible irregularities in a government computerization project, according to press reports.

February 29, 2016 1:04 PM ET


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
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