Stories about Timor-Leste
It's the second time the journalist has faced legal action accusing defamation. This time, it's over his reporting on alleged irregularities in a computer equipment project in the Finance Ministry.
A crowdfunding campaign aims at making The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook a reality - a practical reference guide for implementing permaculture techniques that are specific to tropical climates.
And when his sister finally came to know about her brother's health condition, "his weight had already dropped 10 kilos [about 22 pounds] due to extreme dehydration and high temperatures."
American Stacey Addison is detained in a prison in East Timor, located between Indonesia and Australia. The tourist was arrested after sharing a taxi with a passenger carrying drugs.
Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.
Liga Inan is using mobile phones to connect pregnant women and health workers in Timor Leste. The innovative program provides mothers with vital information and health advice to ensure the safe delivery of babies. Since its launch, almost 2,000 mothers have been already enrolled in the program.
East Timor journalists and human rights groups scored partial victory when the Court of Appeal ruled that the Press Law passed by parliament last May is unconstitutional.
Online Photos Show an Ex-Militia Leader Wanted for Crimes Against Humanity Quietly Returned to Timor-Leste
Jorge Tavares was a senior pro-Indonesian politician cum militia leader and is wanted for crimes against humanity, including the systematic murder of people who supported independence.
A Guerra da Beatriz (Beatriz’s War) is the first feature film from East Timor. It is about Indonesia's occupation of East Timor from 1975 to 1999 and its impact on the Timorese society. According to the producers of the film, it was “made guerrilla style by the men and women...
Various human rights groups, journalists, and scholars have signed a letter opposing East Timor's proposed media law which was recently approved by the Parliament. One of the issues they cited is the broad powers given to the Press Council: …we are concerned that the Press Council with legal authority, funding...
The views expressed by Southeast Asian journalists highlighted the continuing challenges and even growing difficulties faced by the press in the region.
The announcement of a new cement plant project by an Australian company in Baucau, northeast of East Timor, has led local community groups to set up a non-governmental organization “to protect and preserve the communities’ rights to their culture, development and traditional land rights.” According to the community organization, Kapeliwa, the government...
A conflict with roots in the struggle for independence comes back to shape the political agenda in East Timor. Mauk Moruk, an ex-guerrilla expelled from resistance forces in 1984, returns.
Sharna Jade Bremner probes the situation of asylum seekers in East Timor: Asylum seekers have been arriving in Timor since the early 2000s, however the exact number that are still in the tiny half-island nation remains unclear. Fear and anxiety are rife in the asylum seeker community, and many people...
For 2014 World Radio Day, we spoke with Manuel Ribeiro, one of the voices of the programme "Portuguese Voice", broadcast for the Portuguese community in Australia.
There is no winter in their respective countries but it did not prevent two athletes from the Philippines and East Timor from joining the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
The La’o Hamutuk NGO is concerned that the East Timor government is alloting more funds for so-called ‘public transfers’ which lacks transparent mechanisms: In recent years, Timor-Leste has spent about 20% of its state budget on “Public Transfers” – payments of money to individuals or institutions which are not controlled...
East Timor is battling Australia in The Hague over Australia's alleged spying and violation of East Timor's sovereignty in a dispute over an oil and gas treaty between the two.
Australia it seems likes to spy on its friends and neighbors. After Indonesia, it is East Timor's turn in criticizing Australia for allegedly spying on its leaders.
Nelson Mandela played an important role in the independence struggle of Timor Leste; and he is recognized as the most popular endorser of batik, a traditional Indonesian shirt.
East Timorese and Australian artists have come together to reflect and create around Myths and Murals, “promoting a common sense of national identity through art and story and collaborative strategies for engagement”. The cross-cultural public art and literacy project, between artists from Melbourne and the East Timorese free art school Arte Moris, takes...