October 2008


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Election 2008: Where the Presidential Candidates Stand

Senator Feingold on Remembering Munir Said Thalib

Statement on the operations of the Freeport McMoran Mine in West Papua, to the U.S. Senate hearing on Extracting Natural Resources: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law

Response to State Department Informational Report on Indonesia, FY 2008

Indicted Officer, Col. Siagian, Removed from West Papua, ETAN Urges His Prosecution

Joint statement of Amnesty International USA, ETAN, and West Papua Advocacy Team Concerning Congressional Letter to President Yudhoyono

Congress Demands Action on West Papua Political Prisoners as Human Rights Violations Persist

New Study Links Indonesian Politician to 2002 Murder of U.S. Schoolteachers in W Papua

October 31 - October 24

President's Speech to the Northern Territory Parliament
Ramos-Horta calls for more Australian aid
Ramos-Horta attacks Woodside CEOs
ETimor opposition leader to meet Australian PM

When the President met his attacker
Signs of progress in East Timor

Settling age-old land disputes
Political tensions, security forces instability risk spinning 'out of control' - Timorese analyst

Xanana in Kuwait
Timor Leste explores cooperation with Yogyakarta
India to Train East Timor navy

Young Priests Challenged To Sanctify Local Church
Church weighs into abortion debate in Catholic East Timor

World's worst soccer team happy to win first point

Nonviolence Is The Right Choice­It Works

Political tensions, security forces instability risk spinning 'out of control' - Timorese analyst

Taur Matan Ruak on Fretilin's planned peace march

October 21 - October 26

East Timor PM Threatens (Again) To Arrest Anti-govt Protesters
East Timor opposition leader defends 'peace march'

Senate Question on Guy Campos
Aussie Experts Aim To Help Solve Timor Massacre Mystery

Naldo Rei- Giving Voice To The Silenced in East Timor
Journalist Recalls East Timor Violence in Book

Six nations complete plan to protect Coral Triangle
Philippines, TL, Indonesia meet on fishing

India to Train East Timor navy
East Timor tries to buy some time

Church weighs into abortion debate in Catholic East Timor

Australia to withdraw 100 troops from East Timor

East Timor's coffee trees stunted by soil and culture

Tamils cheated by smugglers
Sri Lankans, Indonesians Wanted to Reach Australia- East Timor

West Timor farmers fighting climate change, severe malnutrition

TNI Reform- No More Business as Usual
TNI Reports 'Unaccountable' for Failing to Report Huge Non-Tax Income
BIN Agent Retracts Munir Testimony [+'98 Abductions Probe]

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October 20 - October 13

East Timor's hunger season growing: Oxfam
Boost for food security

East Timor's Forgotten

East Timor signs energy deal with SKorea, say officials
In all the woe and strife, here's something worth smiling about

Timorese party to hold anti-government protest

East Timor sells off its artifacts, history - Feature

Church praised by East Timor MP in London
E Timor President pushes for Vatican agreement

Abortion, defamation and ETimor's new penal code

RI brutality helps to produce Nobel Peace prize winners

Statement on Western Sahara by IPJET

Daily Media Review

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October 12 - October 6

E.Timor president asks UN to drop violence probe

East Timor prosecutor blames president over trial delay
Baucau police chief arrested in East Timor

Fears of unrest swirl in troubled East Timor
Int'l Peacekeepers Not Key to Stability

Church still 'leading light' in East Timor struggle for justice

Timor hero still seeking a future

Tens of thousands of IDPs prepare for more flooding

Daily Media Review

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October 07

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 29 - October 5

Istoria Timor Writing Competition

Escalating tensions among East Timor police
Fears for law and order in E Timor
Justice For All?

NGO takes on women's rights

Activity Update - Association HAK (Association for Law, Human Rights and Justice)

Xanana Disparages Fretilin's Threat
Alkatiri in Indonesia

Diplomatic Aussie PM smiles through an awkward moment

East Timor's Dire Family Planning Needs
Muslim leader upbeat on Islamic community during visit to Indonesia

East Timor Optimistic about Sunrise as Government Draws up Deep Sea Pipeline and Petrochemical Plant Plans
State, private sector looking at Timor Leste sea to raise tuna catch

West Papuan unrest as Australia supports Indonesia's military

President wants closer cooperation with Australia over Timor

Daily Media Review

October 03
October 01

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Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief: An Historical Perspective on Arms in Timor-Leste

Oxfam et al: Timor-Leste food security baseline survey report

Caritas: Tackling food security in East Timor

Diminishing Conflict in Timor-Leste

TLGov: Statement by Emilia Pires to IMF Board of Governors

TAPOL: The Rise and Fall of Military Candidates in the Indonesian Elections

UNMIT Press Briefing with Aniceto Neves: Coordinator for Peace Building of HAK Association

Ramos-Horta Speaks at UN General Assembly (25 September)
UN: T-L entering period of peace, its leader tells high-level

President Ramos-Horta met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York.  
President Ramos-Horta met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York. UN Photo/Evan Schneider  

USGov: Int'l Religious Freedom Report 2008 - Timor-Leste, Indonesia

Fretilin: Government unable to champion onshore LNG plant from Greater Sunrise

AusGov: Minister For Defence Meets with E Timor Prime Minister
TLGov: Minister Da Costa Discusses Opportunites with West Java

OCHA HUMANITARIAN UPDATE 2008/Issue No. 16: 17 September

Privatising Land in Timor Leste
Audio - Timor, Land, and Biofuel - Tim Anderson
USAID: On Clarifying Land Ownership in Timor-Leste

Audio - Crime in Timor Leste - Jose Teixeira
UNMIT: Transcript of Press Conference 04 September 2008
UN: Timor-Leste joins UN campaign to end violence against women

Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment
Small Arms Survey: Commentary on the Draft Arms Law in Timor-Leste

UNDP Timor-Leste NewsQuarterly September 2008

Text of UNMIT investigation into the shooting of Ramos-Horta
Wikileaks - Alfredo and Exposto autopsies, plus

UN: Press conference by United Nations Police Adviser

Rai Ketak: Nine years ago
9th Anniversary Suai Church Massacre

Audio: Timor's Guest Workers? - Jose Teixeira, Fretilin MP. Damien Kingsbury, Jim Dunn, Janelle Saffin MHR
Audio: The National Interest, Strategic Non-violence, and the Independence of East Timor (Clinton Fernandes)

New Zealand gov't pledges support for Timor-Leste's future

IFRC: Timor-Leste Appeal 2008-2009 - MAATP001 Programme update

Transcript: Security Council Tuesday, 19 August 2008 meeting on Timor-Leste
Webcasts, Press Release

UNMIT: Report on human rights developments in Timor-Leste
UN: Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (for the period from 8 January to 8 July 2008)

Xanana Gusmao Timor Leste PNTL corruption investigation actions 2008

AusGov: Additional Scholarships for East Timorese Students, Canberra
AusGov: Joint Press Conference with Prime Ministers of TL and Australia
AusGov: Australia Supports Training of East Timorese Defence Force, Canberra

Timor-Leste Immigration Website

Buy Local Timor-Leste Blog
UNMIT Weekly Bulletin


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