Stories about Timor-Leste from February, 2011
East Timor officials claim that young people who want to join the Defense force are on the rise.
East Timor will inaugurate its first football training center next month, according to Tempo Semanal.
On February 21 Global Voices in Portuguese commemorated International Mother Language Day with a tribute to the lusophony in all its linguistic and cultural diversity. Read the blogsphere's reflections on the first novel dedicated to the Portuguese language, Milagrário Pessoal - the most recent work by the Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa.
EngageMedia uploads a video featuring Tebe Dai, a traditional Timorese dance from the Kamanasa Village.
Lemi Soares, from the blog IT Forum [tet], shares a video from Linux Conference Australia 2011, where he presented Dili Village Telco – a pioneer open technology deployment that aims to provide affordable telephony and to promote the creation of sustainable businesses for local people.
On his Youtube channel, Marc Smith (@PsychologyMarc) shares his father's unique film footage from after East Timor's civil war, when the territory was on the brink of Indonesia's invasion, revealing the weak legacy of the former Portuguese colonizer and the humble strength of “maubere” mountain people.