Subject: LUSA: New Portuguese-language weekly launched Friday

19-12-2003 18:17:00 GMT . Fonte LUSA. Notícia SIR-5697660 Temas: East Timor: New Portuguese-language weekly launched Friday

Dili, Dec. 19 (Lusa) - A new Portuguese language newspaper appeared on the streets of Dili Friday, the second Lusophone title to be launched in the new nation since its independence 18 months ago.

The first edition of the weekly, "O Semanário", carried a frontpage interview with Dili`s prime minister, Mari Alkatiri, as well as other prominent Timorese.

The new Lusophone newspaper, which sells for USD 0.50, fills the gap in the market caused by the demise earlier this year of "Correio de Timor", the country`s first wholly Portuguese-language journal.

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