September 2007


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Urge UN Secretary-General to Act
 for Justice for East Timor

IFET: Statement to the Alternative Public Hearing against the Indonesia-Timor-Leste Truth and Friendship Commission (TFC)
Text: English, Tetum

ET NGOs: Alternative Hearing against CTF Hearing; Terms of Reference

ET NGOs: CTF - Discriminating Between Those Responsible For Crimes And The Victims

ETAN: Letter to U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia on the Joint Indonesia-Timor "Truth and Friendship" Commission

September 2007: Lao Hamutuk Bulletin Vol. 8 No. 3: Vocational Education; Restructuring petroleum regulation; Women's movement workshop, Amnesty law; Timor-Leste Local Content

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

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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September 23 - 30

JRH at UN General Assembly

RI-Timor CTF- A First Step, Perhaps [+Op-Ed by ELSAM]
UN confirms policy on CTF
Indonesian military must take responsibility for 1999 violence- witness
E.Timor ex-militia chief blames Indonesia for 1999 mayhem
Double Agents, Cash, Weapons Offered by TNI in RI-Timor Truth Commission Testimony
Disband RI-Timor Truth Commission- Protesters
E Timor commander testifies before commission

Funding Indonesia's Abusive Military
TL & Indonesian NGO statements in solidarity with Burma

RI, Timor Leste still have to settle cases of 82 children
Books fiery victims of war and ignorance

Balibo five thriller brings star back home

Pioneer Fights Locals Over Digital Divide
East Timor fears Lobato may dodge jail

Australia All the weaker, thanks to a greedy grab for oil

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September 19 - 22

Doubts over CTF credibility as final hearing nears
JRH shrugs off UN CTF boycott threat
Commission on Truth and Friendship to hold hearing in Dili next week

Five police arrested over E Timor arson attacks
PACOM Chief Promises Solid U.S. Support for New Timor-Leste Democracy
Chinese investors present projects in East Timor
Crash pilot flew fighters over Timor

Indonesian court considers reopening Munir case
Soeharto Reports- UN, WB Seem Determined to Trace Assets
Suharto Heads UN List Of Accused Thieving Politicians [2 Reports]

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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Audio - Timor Leste's Petroleum fund with Jennifer Drysdale

UN: Timor President Calls on UN To Stay on to Help Country

RDTL: Organic law for new gov't structure

Inside Indonesia: Aceh - Two Years of Peace

USGOV: Foreign Military Training: Joint Report to Congress, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007

United Nations System in Timor-Leste - Briefing Kit
OCHA: TL Humanitarian Update 21 September - 03 October 2007
IFRC: Timor-Leste: taking health messages into communities

NZDF: A coffee drinker’s mission to Timor-Leste

ADB: Country Operations Business Plan 2008-2010
IFC: Doing Business project Timor page
Interpeace Timor-Leste programme highlighted by Bill Clinton

Friends of Aileu September 2007 Update

LH: RDTL Appeals Court finds Clemency Law unconstitutional
LH: New gov't Natural Resource Policies

The IV Constitutional Government program in Portuguese and English
TLGOV: Decree law on structure of new government (in Portuguese)
Fretilin: Statement by Aniceto Guterres on the Occasion of the Closing of Discussion of the Gov't Program

NZGOV: Timor-Leste leads talks with Portugal
ADB/WB: Economic and Social Development Brief

AID/Watch: ADF Operating Illegally In East Timor
East Timor: DSP calls for Australian troops’ withdrawal

Dili In Black And White

UNMIT: Int'l Peace Day Message

Connect East Timor - Newsletter
Timor-Leste Health Sector Resilience Study
UNDP: Australia Scales Up Its Support to Parliament
UNDP Timor-Leste: News Monthly September 2007
AAI focuses on the island of Ataruo
Footy promoting peace in East Timor
IDMC: Timor-Leste: unfulfilled protection and assistance needs hamper the return of the displaced

Australian Ads on Papua, Timor

USGOV: International Religious Freedom Report 2007 Timor-Leste, Indonesia chapters

BPA: Reporting of Petroleum Fund Results

UN: Security Council welcomes formation of new government in Timor-Leste, Expresses readiness to help country tackle critical challenges
UN: Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (for the period from 27 January to 20 August 2007)

USAID, Care, TLGOV, UNDP: Peace Ed Program Launched

OCHA: Final Report on 23 August Assessment In Watulari and Uatucarbau
Belun: 6th EVER Report on election violence earlier reports can be found here
AAI focuses on the island of Ataruo
CAFOD Calls for Calm Following Violence in East Timor
Progressio: Violence erupts after new Timor-Leste government finally
JICA: Timor's growing pains

Fretilin: Parliament is just a "mouthpiece" of the CNRT
Fretilin: The unconstitutional, irrational and damaging decision by President Jose Ramos Horta

Inter-religious peace delegation from East Timor to visit LPI, Uppsala

Progressive Radio Show: Dr. Dan Murphy Interview

IOM targets long term needs of displaced
MTRC: Operational Map-Timor-Leste Affected Population of Civil Unrest as at 27 August 2007.pdf;
Timor-Leste Affected Population of Civil Unrest as at 27 August 2007.pdf

Tom Nicholson­Action for another library

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

UNMIT Weekly
UNMIT: Security Sector Reform in Timor-Leste
UNMIT various statements on recent violence

Max Lane: Reflections on East Timorese elections and politics
East Timor Journal: What has changed in Parliament?
UNDP: Induction Program for New Parliament 2007-2012
James Dunn: Maintaining Balance in East Timor’s Post-election Pains

Congresional Research Service: U.S. Foreign Aid to East and South Asia: Selected Recipients

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

AusAid: Enhanced package of assistance to East Timor
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

A Gender Perspective Audit of 2007 Parliamentary Elections

Asia Foundation: Conflict Management & Prevention In East Timor

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

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

Petroleum Fund annual report

Timor-Leste's Força 2020 military plan

September 7 - 15

UN Council cautions Timorese on renewed violence
Statement by Zacarias da Costa, Minister for Foreign Affairs to the UN Security Council

East Timor's Gusmao vows to tackle security, poverty
Renegade soldier open to political career
Alkatiri eyes return to power
ETimor govt will not last beyond two years- ex-PM

Solar Panels to local villages
In pictures- E Timor's angel of mercy
Doctor won't give up on East Timor

Balibo Five inquest findings in November 
DN- Carter on East Timor (audio & video)

APEC 2007:The Indonesian Military in the Spotlight
Yudhoyono will leave an impressive legacy but...
Jakarta Votes While Holding its Nose
Indonesia still tarnished by activist murder
Indonesia bulks up naval defence

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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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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September 2 - 7

UN mission in East Timor may be extended by 5 years
Top U.N. official says E. Timor fragile but not 'failed state'
ETimor security condition still fragile- UN chief

E Timor trainers poorly treated- troops
40-day maintenance shutdown for Bayu-Undan
New govt. 'inexperienced' for talks with Australia says ex-PM

Portugal signs 2007-2010 cooperation program with East Timor
In East Timor, Teacher Finds A New Frontline

Former journo Chris Santos dies in Timor
People of East Timor deserve a future by Paul Cleary - opinion

East Timor president, PM to testify to truth & friends commission
Ads lash Bush, Howard over Timor/Papua abuses
Number of Indonesia military posts along East Timor border reduced
Russia moves to strengthen ties to Indonesia

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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