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ETAN urges dropping of defamation charges against Timorese editor

ETAN response to Admiral Dennis Blair's Statements to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Joint Letter on Recent Papua Human Rights Cases - Buktar Tabuni (arrested) and Mr. Yosias Syet (murdered)

Foreign Policy in Focus - Obama: Stand Up to the Indonesian Military

Standing Up for Human Rights by Restricting Military Assistance to Indonesia - ETAN Response to the Wall Street Journal editorial, "Obama's Indonesia Test"

TAPOL: The Multi-Choice Elections (Indonesian elections 2009: The contenders, parties and candidates)

LH Bulletin Vol. 9 No. 3 (November 2008) Jatropha agrofuel project, budget analysis, gender equality, climate justice, Sunrise LNG benefits, heavy oil power plants

January 20 - 31

The Age: Freedom (of speech) fighter - Jose Belo
Women in Timor 'have unsafe abortions'

USS Lassen in Dili for Goodwill Visit
East Timor Awaits Visit of Portuguese PM in May
Cubans Help Fighting Illiteracy in Timor Leste

Australia Complicit in East Timor Occupation - Records

Letter to Editor - The Danger in Some of Our Alliances

Dark Episode in Indonesia's Past Deserves to Be Commemorated
Indonesian Army Favours Locally-Made Weapons- Chief of Staff

Police Chief Denies SBY's Allegation Over Election Neutrality
Armed Forces Must Stay Out of Politics [+TNI To Probe Poll Meddling Claim]
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January 17 - 24

Indonesia questions dog spy pick (on Adm. Blair)
Published Letters to the Editor on Blair Nomination

Sacked aviation workers in Timor Leste win back pay
Mario Carrascalao named Second Vice Prime Minister

Film recalls heroism of former Examiner journalist

TL editor faces criminal defamation charges
SEAPA- Press freedom absent from T-L state priorities

Aus Opposition backs E Timor troop return
RI and Timor Leste strengthen cooperation

JRH Thanks Malaysia
Malaysia's Malacca looking at ways to develop bilateral ties with Timor Leste

US NGOs still harping on E Timor rights abuses issue

Suciwati Gets United Nations Support To Challenge Muchdi's Court Acquittal
Former BIN Spy Muchdi Seeks to `Shut Down' Munir Defenders

East Timor Legal News 22 January 2008
East Timor Legal News 19 & 20 January 2009

January 9 - 18

Local family headed to East Timor

E Timor minister denies corruption

GMA, Ramos-Horta meet in Malacaņang, renew bilateral ties
Timor president cites extols church, Filipino religious
JRH - 'Only Filipinos can solve Mindanao conflict'
Jose Ramos-Horta on my mind
Timor Leste president willing to mediate in Mindanao peace process

Thailand to support Timor's membership of Asean
Ramos Horta skeptical about true peace

Australia's international police group perceived as "cashed-up cowboys

TNI To Stop Illegal Fuel Exports To East Timor

U.S. Embassy-Jakarta- Secretary of State-Designate Hillary Clinton Acknowledges Indonesia
East Timor’s dream- Zone of peace

1 in 35 East Timor women die in childbirth- report
Malnutrition Kills Ex-Timor Refugee

Papal Visit to Timor in 2010

Wiranto Ready for Presidential Candidacy

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January 3 - 11

East Timor president recognizes the man who shot him
Engage Mahatma Ghandi's Style To Fight Israel - Ramos-Horta
Govt hands over 2,000 houses in NTT to former East Timorese refugees

Foreign Investors Trickling Into E. Timor's Fledgling Economy

Lover of slain East Timor rebel leader 'left in limbo'

Local woman heading to East Timor for three years
Considerations of the President JRH on Governance

Suciwati, Kontras Continue to Question Muchdi's Innocence in Munir Case
Muchdi's Acquittal- SBY's Broken Promise [+Komnas HAM to Investigate Verdict]
Australian-Indonesian Relationship at 'Historic High' in 2008  

Obama Nominee Admiral Dennis Blair Aided Perpetrators of 1999 Church Killings in East Timor

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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

December 30 - January 3

The 'Shoe' That was Thrown -- Not at Bush But Suharto

Former top spy cleared of Indonesian activist Munir' s poison murder
The Assassin of Munir Enjoys Impunity
Muchdi Lodges Final Plea

Fraser's Cabinet Secrets Revealed
Peacock tried to pressure ABC over Timor

Scientists Find Whale, Dolphin Hot Spot Off East Timor

John Pilger's Letter- Ali Alatas
Australian-Indonesian Relationship at 'Historic High' in 2008

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