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· September, 2010

Stories about Timor-Leste from September, 2010

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East Timor: The Past is Present

  23 September 2010

For many East Timorese families that have lived through the violent Indonesian occupation, the past is still present. The poignant words of Fidelis Magalhães - the son of a slain pro-independence fighter - mark the eleventh anniversary of the UN run Popular Consultation which resulted in the independence of the country.

East Timor: Providing Spaces for the Memory

  15 September 2010

Crowd map Hanoin: Remembering Timor was recently launched aiming to collaboratively collect memories of colonialism, occupation and independence of East Timor. A blog post explains the need to “share, corroborate and expand on the limitations of the colonizer’s narrative” and suggests that Hanoin can be used as a cry for...

East Timor: Managing oil resources

  12 September 2010

A facebook commenter reminds Australia to respect the right of East Timor to manage its oil resources. “It is the right of Timorese people to determine where their resources should be processed for the people's best interest…”

East Timor: History of Atáuro Island

  12 September 2010

Return to Rai Ketak refers to the proposal to house a detention center in Atáuro Island in East Timor for those seeking asylum in Australia as “insensitive” to the controversial colonial history of the place.

Brazil: Independence Day and East Timorese Self Determination

  10 September 2010

“To talk about Brazil, I chose East Timor”, wrote [pt] Leonardo Sakamoto, on the 188th anniversary of the Brazilian “political independence”, September 7. He talks about dignity and self-determination, while reflecting on the lessons learnt from the recent history of East Timor, that voted for independence in a popular referendum in August 1999.

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Timorese on Facebook

  5 September 2010

In the last year and a half there has been something of a surge in the use of the social media by East Timor netizens. While blogs are proliferating, Facebook appears to be increasingly the platform of choice. GV author Keta Haluha provides a definitive overview of Facebook links about East Timor

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