August 2007


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ETAN and SOMET monitor elections in Timor-Leste

Report of the Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET) On the Timor-Leste 2007 Parliament Election (English and Tetum)

SOMET Calls for End to Violence and Instability in Timor-Leste (English and Tetum)

Action ALERT from ETAN & West Papua Advocacy Team: Urge Indonesia to Remove Indicted Officer from West Papua  send a fax via ETAN

The UN Right Not to Cooperate with Joint Indonesia-Timor "Truth" Commission Farce

SOMET Congratulates the People of Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Election

U.S. House of Representatives Calls for Human Rights Accountability  and Military Reform in Indonesia

June 2007 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin: screening Timor-Leste's police; Restructuring petroleum regulation; Alliance for an International Tribunal strategy; CMATS: Timor-Leste's fifty-year loss of sovereignty; Editorial: Amnesty law perpetuates impunity

LH: Submission on draft local content guidelines for oil companies operating in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste's Força 2020 military plan

Report of the Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET) on the Timor-Leste 2007 Presidential Elections (also in Tetum)

ETAN: An Overview Justice Processes and Commissions for Timor-Leste

Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress
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August 22 - September 1

ETimor president wants UN presence until 2012 [+ Former Victorian Premier To Advise Gusmao]
ETimor peacekeeping lessons must be learned
Dili has no authority over Philippine peacekeepers
Japan to extend police mission in East Timor to end February

UNIFEM Regional Conference on "Men as Partners to End Violence Against Women"
Keeping Youth Off Political Violence

Project targets infant mortality

Downer visits East Timor amid political tensions
Australia pledges $240m in aid to E Timor
Book review - Shakedown- Australia's grab for Timor oil

Chinese state company builds hospital in East Timor

Death of Christopher Santos From- Rob Wesley-Smith

Indonesia to rotate combat troops to East Timor border in November - agency
Mysterious killings seek to silence Papuan voices

Former Australia spy chief denies intelligence cover-up

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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August 20 - 25

East Timor by Sian Powell
Suffer the children caught in Timor crossfire
Fretilin says no to joining government as calm returns to capital
East Timor gets new oil minister

Youths go on rampage in East Timor, 2 dead
Court Tense, Conflicting Tales About The Murder; Spy Agency Named; Ex-Garuda Executive
Timor- sorting out the confusion
RI To Buy Six Sukhoi Jets [+Air Forces Conduct Joint Disaster Relief Maneuvers]
Interview with D. Basílio do Nascimento
Defence Force apologises for soldiers' desecration of Fretilin flag
East Timor president meets fugitive military rebel

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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CAFOD Calls for Calm Following Violence in East Timor

US Marines: U.S., Indonesian Marines team up for marksmanship training

UNMIT Weekly: Issue no.5/23 August 2007; no 4/17 August 2007; earlier issues
UNMIT: Security Sector Reform in Timor-Leste
UNMIT various statements on recent violence

Max Lane: Reflections on East Timorese elections and politics

OCHA: WEEKLY HUMANITARIAN UPDATE 10 August 2007; 17 August 2007; 24 August 2007

Timor-Leste Civil Unrest OCHA Situation Report No. 2, No. 3; No. 4; No. 5

UNICEF calls for protection of schools and learning spaces in Timor Leste
UNICEF: Timor-Leste’s first nationwide HIV/ AIDS campaign

SEAPA: In East Timor, newspaper office attacked, media worker beaten

Austcare Supports East Timor
Caritas Australia: East Timor: Shaken but undeterred
PLAN UK: Renewed political instability affects work in Timor-Leste
Caritas Australia: Situation update East Timor crisis

UNDP TL News Monthly August 2007

Economics@ANZ: Country Update June 2007

State Department Background Notes Timor-Leste

A Gender Perspective Audit of 2007 Parliamentary Elections

Media Monitoring of the Gender Perspective Audit of 2007 Parliamentary Elections

Security Council Report: August 2007 Timor-Leste
IFES: Political Deadlock in East Timor
Asian Centre for Human Rights: Indonesia - East Timor CTF: Why the UN must boycott it?

CRS - Simu Malu: Finding peace in East Timor

BirdLife International: Timor-Leste declares first national park

UNICEF: Taking health in our own hands: Timor-Leste kicks off pilot community health volunteer programme

LH: 2nd submission on petroleum regulations

FTM: Cancelling AusAID-funded project

UN: Official Vows UN Will Not Turn 'Blind Eye' to Peacekeeper Misconduct
UNMIT Weekly Issue No 1 - 27 July 2007

Asia Foundation: Women’s Empowerment
Asia Foundation: Books for Asia

Humanitarian Update - 020807

Friends of Same Newsletter no35

NZDF: Election success the highlight of Timor-Leste deployment

IFRC: Flooding and Landslides DREF Bulletin No MDRTP001
UNMIT: "There is no short term solution to the internal displacement situation in Timor-Leste" says UN Humanitarian Coordinator
Victorian Schools Build Closer Ties To East Timor
C.P.I. Quarterly Reports June 2007

Progressio: New Timor-Leste ruling coalition must tackle food and oil
CAFOD 'Cautious but Hopeful' following East Timor Elections

APSOC: Indonesia urged to withdraw indicted senior army officer from West Papua, extradite to Timor Leste for war crimes

Petroleum Fund annual report

UNDP News Monthly  June 2007
ILO: Timor-Leste: Setting the STAGE for a brighter future
IFRC: Programme Update no. 03
NRO: Timor Leste: New shelters for displaced families

UNMIT: UNPol and PNTL hold seminar on rebuilding the PNTL
UNMIT: Role of UN Volunteers was crucial to the success of the elections in Timor-Leste, said President José Ramos-Horta
UNMIT: Escaped prisoner charged with murder and arson recaptured by PNTL
UNIFEM Regional Programme Director Lands in Timor Leste to Celebrate Women’s Participation in Recent Elections

UNICEF: Creating child-friendly spaces for Timorese children still displaced by civil unrest
Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Health launches nationwide health volunteer programme to encourage communities to play active role in their own health

Timor-Leste's Força 2020 military plan

Australian Parliament: Joint Special Committee on Treaties report on CMATS Treaty

Forum-Asia: Open Letter to President Ramos-Horta on impunity

August 18 - 7

Local And International Agencies Speak Out About Violence Against Children
Gusmao Accuses Fretilin Not Trying To Stop Violence [+Emergency Aid Arrives]
Fretilin violence claim dismissed as 'lies' by UN
Emergency aid arrives in East Timor districts hit by civil unrest

Youth arrested over alleged rape at E.Timor convent
Planned challenge to E Timor Govt dropped
Fretilin - no govt boycott

New national park crucial for local environment - (transcript)

Former Iowa doctor does it all in East Timor
Timor Aid Helps Residents Deal w- Post-Conflict Trauma

East Timor's Faltering Steps
Violence in East Timor

Indonesia welcomes Gusmao as new East Timor PM
Ramos-Horta on RI-Timor Leste relations

Dealing With Those Who Do Not Want To Be Forgiven (Truth and Friendship Commission)
BIN ordered Munir killing, prosecutors
Impunity Is Alive And Well In Indonesia

Daily Media Review  

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August 5 - 11

UN convoy attacked in East Timor amid ongoing political violence
Old wounds, new conflict (op-ed)
East Timor violence drives hundreds from homes
UN condemns ETimor violence as more than 70 arrested

Xanana speech at the swearing in ceremony of the members of the government
Bishop says East Timor church welcomes new PM’s offer to work with gov't
Xanana named East Timor prime minister
Uprising fears for Timor's coalition

ETimor violence recalls independence- Ramos-Horta
Disunity in a state of siege
Street Violence Greets New E Timor Leader
Timor's Latest Challenge
East Timor's Gusmao sworn in under shadow of violence

Chinese premier congratulates Timor-Leste's new PM
Australia congratulates Xanana Gusmao

East Timor asks for outside help to monitor ill ex-minister

Troubled East Timor could be tourism paradise
E. Timor Declares First National Park
ACT gives grant for East Timor radio services

LH: Gareth Evans Must Apologize to the People of Timor-Leste

Indonesia welcomes Gusmao as new East Timor PM

SG of PDRT says Kolimau 2000 was used

Indonesia, U.S. Holding Joint Military Exercise
Don't forget Papua- Melbourne bishop

UNMIT Daily Media Review  

10 August
9 August
Timor-Leste Recent News - Aug 8

I’ve long admired ETAN’s work. For well over a decade, ETAN has conducted some of the most effective grassroots campaigns I know. With limited resources, they helped free a nation and fundamentally changed policy toward one of the U.S.’s closest and most repressive allies, Indonesia.

Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”

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August 1 - 4

East Timor still learning democracy
Speech by Lasama Araujo, president of national parliament
Ramos Horta 'will ask Gusmao to govern' on Monday
Recent ET News Aug. 3 2007
ETimor's Fretilin vows boycott until unity govt formed
ETimor president delays announcing govt formation

Australia says Timor troops could stay

Economist- An epidemic of white jeeps
ASEAN agrees in principle to expand membership to include ET

Post-CAVR Secretariat broadcasts a weekly radio program
Timor Truth & Friendship Commission - The UN's Big Blow

JP: New U.S. envoy to Indonesia Hume at ease 

July 30 - 31

University lends Timor a hand with coffee
Santos ups stake in Bayu Undan

ETimor sets up first national park
ETimor parliament sworn in, no deal yet on government
Dili uni students protest TVTL

Is ASEAN's Human Rights Body a Paper Tiger?
Indonesia FM Calls for UN Boycott Demand of Timor Commission to Be Ignored
Huffington Post- Genocide? Where?


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