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· May, 2006

Stories about Timor-Leste from May, 2006

East Timor: Local Journalism

  31 May 2006

The blogger at Tumbleweed in Timor Leste counters a foreign journalist's remarks about the dearth of reporting by local Timorese journalists. The blogger introduces locals involved in bringing Timorese news to the world.

East Timor reported by the Lusophone Blogosphere

  29 May 2006

Seven years after the end of Indonesian rule -- becoming the newest world nation in May 2002 -- and having gone through what was viewed as a successful nation building and independence process led by the UN, East Timor is once again facing deep unrest. The last weeks since the reported clashes of April 28th have shown escalating violence and by now the Lusophone blogosphere is starting to speculate about the real forces behind the recent events.

East Timor: More Violence

  26 May 2006

Factions continue to fight with each other in East Timor . The blogger at Diligence, in his post titled Another Bad Day, mentions this incident that took place on Thursday, 25th May The UN released details of the casualties from an encounter between FDTL soldiers and the police after army...

East Timor: Gunfire and Memories of National Day

  25 May 2006

tumbleweed in timor lorosae hears gunfire in East Timor and it reminds her of National Day celebrations in her native Singapore. “Instead of feeling terrified, I thought of how this crackling reminds me of joyous occasions. Probably the only time a normal Singaporean (read non-soldier or police) hears or sees...

East Timor: Foreign Peace Force

  24 May 2006

Dili-gence reports that East Timor's President has requested for external help in dealing with the recurring violence in the country. The blogger also analyzes the various parties involved in the conflict.

East Timor: People Whisperer

  23 May 2006

Tumbleweed has found the solution for recurring strife in East Timor. “Remember that Robert Redford movie “The Horse Whisperer” about a guy who tamed wild horses by connecting with them and gaining their trust? Perhaps we now need a few “People whisperer” here in this country – not the police,...

East Timor: Media coverage woes

  9 May 2006

Sam at Dili-Dallying is disappointed at the quality of reporting on East-Timor by journalists from Australia, Indonesia and Portugal. Sam takes couple of Australian newspapers to task for not having reports in East Timor and instead reporting “unsubstantiated rumours from afar”.

East Timor: Report from Dili, East Timor

  4 May 2006

Samantha is writing in from Dili in East Timor where the situation continues to be tense after last week's violence. “Food supplies are running low as people panic buy and fresh fruit and vegetable sellers who normally come in from the districts have stopped bringing in produce. Petrol prices have...

East Timor: Post riots Dili

  2 May 2006

Dili-gence continues the coverage of riots in East Timor. The blogger visits a market and writes about the damage. Tumbleweed in Timor Lorosae rounds up the last couple of days after the riots.

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