Subject: UNOTIL's Daily Media Review 27 January 2006


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Daily Media Review

Friday, 27 January 2006

National Media Reports

Indonesian Reconstruction Not Based on Reality: Monteiro

Prosecutor General, Longuinhos Monteiro said that 90 percent of the Indonesian reconstructed version of the shooting incident at the border is not based on reality. Monteiro said the reconstruction was based mainly on the two eyewitnesses' statements, even though they were privy to information from the Border Police as well as results from the autopsy. He disagrees with the way the reconstruction was put together by the Indonesian team, noting that their method is different from the way the expatriates/internationals have taught in Timor-Leste. The Prosecutor General said due to his disagreement on the reconstruction, the team would meet again today in Batugadé for further discussion. (Diario, TP)

Fretilin Prepares for National Congress

According to media reports, Francisco Guterres "Lu'Olo" will go to Lospalos District and Mari Alkatiri to Viqueque, as part of the program in preparation for the congress starting today, 27 January and will continue with visits every weekend to different districts concluding in Oecussi District and Ataúro Sub-District. (Diario)

Better to Use Timorese Rather Than Cuban Teachers

MP Maria Paixão (PSD) said it is better to give intensive training to Timorese teachers who are diploma graduates to teach the Timorese rather than bring in Cuban teachers. Paixão pointed out that the Minister of Education's plan to bring in Cubans to teach the illiterate in the rural areas is not practical since the majority of that population know nothing of the Spanish language. She pointed out that it would be better to ask assistance from CPLP countries. She agrees that Cuba has the best programs to eliminate illiteracy, but it is in Spanish and not Portuguese or Tetum. (TP)

Regional Media Reports

These items do not reflect the positions or views of the United Nations.


National News Sources

Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional

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