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Stories about Timor-Leste

Secret trials threaten open justice in Australia

"The cases… highlight the need for strong action to ensure that any such trials are held in open court and subject to public scrutiny."

Timor-Leste plans to restore criminal defamation law amid concerns about its free speech impact

"This draft law threatens everyone, particularly vulnerable people without political connections or financial resources. "

In the UK, Timorese celebrated 17 years since the restoration of Timor-Leste's independence

The Timorese residing in the university city of Oxford, UK, hosted the event "20 May", where they celebrated 17 years of the restoration of Timor-Leste's independence.

Is there political interference in the public television network of Timor-Leste?

"There have been several attempts at political interference on me and directly on journalists to try to influence editorial content."

Remembering Kofi Annan's forgotten efforts in Timor-Leste

"Dozens of Timorese conducted a candle-light vigil in remembrance of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his contribution to the Independence process of East Timor."

Journalists Call on Timor-Leste PM to Drop Defamation Complaint Against Reporters

Around the world, reporters are trying to get the prime minister of Timor-Leste to abandon a criminal complaint against two journalists who say he was involved in government corruption.

Timorese Olympic Athletes Didn't Win a Medal in Rio but Still Inspired Their Country

"We will tell the youth to focus on sports and contribute to the nation. It's similar to the path shown to us by our heroes in their fight for independence."

The Week That Was at Global Voices: Pokémon Go Gets Political

This week, we take you to Iran, Japan, China, Mexico and Timor-Leste.

After Brexit, Timor-Leste Workers Are Worried About Their Future in the UK

"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."

Timor Leste's Prime Minister Isn't Backing Down on His Defamation Lawsuit Against Two Journalists

"This defamation complaint threatens to significantly undermine press freedom in Timor Leste by engendering a culture of fear and intimidation among journalists who report on issues of national import."

Online Campaign Tells Australia “Hands Off Timor's Oil” as Thousands March in Dili

Using the hashtags #medianlinenow and #HandsOffTimorsOil, the online campaign urges Australia to respect the maritime boundaries of Timor Leste.

Australia Asked to Stop Stealing Timor-Leste's Oil and Future

Australia is accused of expanding its maritime borders which deprives Timor Leste of its right to own and earn from its oil and gas reserves.

Seen Southeast Asia From a Bird’s Eye? Try an Astronaut’s Lens

Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?

Journalist Hit With Defamation Suit From Timor Leste's Prime Minister Over Corruption Reporting

It's the second time the journalist has faced legal action accusing defamation. This time, it's over his reporting on alleged irregularities in a computer equipment project in the Finance Ministry.

Spreading the Seed of Permaculture from Timor-Leste to the Tropical World

A crowdfunding campaign aims at making The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook a reality - a practical reference guide for implementing permaculture techniques that are specific to tropical climates.

After 6 Months, Portugal’s Tiago Guerra Is Still in Jail, Awaiting Trial in Timor-Leste

And when his sister finally came to know about her brother's health condition, "his weight had already dropped 10 kilos [about 22 pounds] due to extreme dehydration and high temperatures."

Dream Trip Around the World Becomes a Nightmare for an American Tourist in East Timor

American Stacey Addison is detained in a prison in East Timor, located between Indonesia and Australia. The tourist was arrested after sharing a taxi with a passenger carrying drugs.

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

Using Mobile Phones to Connect Pregnant Women and Midwives in Timor Leste

East Timor’s “Repressive” Media Law Declared Unconstitutional

East Timor journalists and human rights groups scored partial victory when the Court of Appeal ruled that the Press Law passed by parliament last May is unconstitutional.

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