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· February, 2009

Stories about Timor-Leste from February, 2009

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East Timor: Suai Media Space Challenges the Digital Divide

  15 February 2009

In this second post of a series to celebrate the 9th anniversary of the arrival of the Internet in East Timor, Sara Moreira interviews Australian documentary-maker Jen Hughes - founder of Suai Media Space, whose main objective is to make the voices of Suai youth heard all over the world - and discusses the fight to minimize the digital divide even without broadband connection in Suai.

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Timor: 9 years of Internet, still one ISP and a huge digital gap

  2 February 2009

The first computer arrived in East Timor in the early 1990s; only in 1997 was the domain .tp registered and on the 2nd of February, 2000 East Timor was connected to the Internet for the first time. Six years later, in 2006, the number of Internet users was estimated at only 1,200 and as of now there is still no broadband. In the first article of this series, marking the 9th anniversary of Internet connection in East Timor, we have a glimpse of the deep digital divide in the country.

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