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· August, 2011

Stories about Timor-Leste from August, 2011

East Timor: Changing Family Ties

  20 August 2011

According to Maria Domingas Fernandes Alves, the rapid modernization in Dili, East Timor has affected traditional family relationships which should force the government to prepare for the breakdown of ‘solidarity bond’ in society.

East Timor: Students Arrested While Supporting West Papua

  17 August 2011

On August 17, a demonstration in support of West Papua in Dili ended with the detention of three Timorese students, reports the blog East Timor and Indonesia Action Network. Students were calling for the right of West Papuan to self-determination while condemning human rights violation by the Indonesian military and...

East Timor: Mysterious Shooting Incidents

  1 August 2011

Does East Timorese politics “use arms for competition (…) more than the competition of ideas”? Columnist with weekly Tempo Semanal Filipe Rodriguês Pereira questions [Tet] who was behind mysterious shooting incidents across the capital Dili last month. They occurred just after the UN announced the end of its current mission...

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