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· November, 2011

Stories about Timor-Leste from November, 2011

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East Timor: Building One Country Out of Many Languages

  28 November 2011

When East Timor became an independent country in 2002, both the Tetum and Portuguese languages were chosen as official for the newborn country. Nevertheless, the number of national languages is up to 16 and dozens of other dialects are used on a daily basis by Timorese citizens.

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East Timor Budget Deliberations

  14 November 2011

East Timor’s Parliament has initially approved the government’s proposed 2012 budget and deliberations will continue until the final voting on November 25. Local NGO La’o Hamutuk has set-up a special page on its website to track the budget discussions while providing the public with pertinent budget documents, analysis, and policy reforms

East Timor Transparency Portal

  13 November 2011

The government of Timor Leste has created the Timor Transparency Portal which provides access to state expenditures and transactions on Budget, Aid, Procurement, and Government Results.

East Timor: Cries for justice 20 years after massacre

  12 November 2011

On the 20th anniversary of the infamous Santa Cruz massacre by the Indonesian military in Dili, East Timor, long-time activist Charles Scheiner reflects. Founding member of the East Timor Action Network and NGO La'o Hamutuk, he writes “if we want justice, we have to demand it – it will not...

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