Subject: Daily Media Review 07 March 08

Friday, 07 March 2008


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National Media Reports TVTL News Coverage

The Petitioners will not return to the F-FDTL, but will seek ways to gain employment: "In relation to the military … if you want to say that I can leave and tomorrow I will go back…… this doesn't happen… nowhere in the world does this happen. In other countries, a person can leave if they have fulfilled their military obligations for two years…andd another thing is…discipline applies to everything… this is in accordance with justice…you can't leave and then come back …this would make a mockery of the institutions of the military and the police …you can't think it is so easy…to leave and then come back…leaveave and then come back, then we would be known as 'revolving door' that's what we are going to tell them…" said Xanana. [verbatim]

RTL News Coverage Investing in Women and Equality: At the weekly UNMIT press conference held at Obrigado Barrack in Dili, the UNMIT Senior Gender Advisor, Rita Reddy, said that the theme for this year's International Women's Day was: Investing in Women and Equality.

Ms. Reddy said that the topic was raised so that women could enable other women to reach gender equality. Furthermore, she said that UNMIT is working on capacity building programs for women coordinated with the Government of Timor-Leste.

Print Coverage PM Xanana: Salsinha to surrender today: PM Xanana Gusmão said that Salsinha is going to submit himself to the F-FDTL/PNTL Joint Operation by the end of the day (7/3). "It looks positive," said PM Xanana after meeting with the Acting President Fernando 'Lasama' de Araujo on Thursday (6/3) in Palacio das Cinzas Caicoli, Dili. The PM also said that he has reliable information that Salsinha is willing to surrender. (STL)

IDPs' camps to close: PM Xanana Gusmão confirmed that the Government will close all IDP camps in Dili. PM Xanana regrets the attitudes of IDPs who have received recovery funds, but are still remaining in the camps. "I want to tell you that some people went back to the camps after receiving the Government's subsidy. Do not take advantage of the Government as we are committed to solving the IDPs problem," said PM Xanana. (STL)

'State of Siege' reduces violence: The Assistant to Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of UNTL, Antonio Gusmão, said that after the events of February 11, violence in the country has decreased. "At least after the 'State of Siege' was executed, the violence in the country was reduced. For some weeks now, people have been living in calm with no violence … it contributes significanntly to the security of the country," said Mr. Gusmão on Thursday (6/3) in Caicoli, Dili. (STL)

UNMIT has program to empower rural women: The UNMIT Senior Gender Advisor, Rita Reddy, said that UNMIT will help Timorese women to know their rights. "I want to inform you about the celebration of Women's Day in Timor-Leste and of the efforts made for the liberty of women during past years," said Ms. Rita Reddy at the UNMIT weekly press briefing on Thursday (6/3) held at Obrigado Barrack Caicoli, Dili. (DN)

Vicente Guterres: "Salsinha should not be afraid to face justice": The Acting President of the National Parliament, Vicente Guterres, has appealed to Gastão Salsinha to not be afraid to face justice as Susar has done. "There is no position better than when we collaborate with justice," said Mr. Guterres on Thursday (6/3) in the National Parliament in Dili. (DN)

Hugo: IICI won't make recommendations: The CNRT member of the NP, Aderito Hugo, has claimed that the International Independent Commission of Inquiry (IICI) will be worthless at it won't be able to give recommendation to the State.

"Conducting the investigations without being able to issue recommendations is pointless." said Mr. Hugo in the National Parliament, Dili. (TP)

National News Sources: Televizaun Timor-Leste (TVTL) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Timor Post (TP) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional (DN) Semanário Nacional (SN) Tempo Semanal (TS)


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