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Stories about Tetum

1 April 2014

Ex-Guerrillas Threaten Political Stability in East Timor

A conflict with roots in the struggle for independence comes back to shape the political agenda in East Timor. Mauk Moruk, an ex-guerrilla expelled from resistance forces in 1984, returns.

12 August 2012

East Timor: Marathoner Captures London Hearts

East Timorese young marathoner Augusto Soares, 25, captured the hearts of the Olympic marathon audience with his perseverance and good humour. With only two months training, his goal was to...

9 August 2012

East Timor: President Rejects Woman Defense Minister

Prior to the swearing-in of East Timor's new cabinet, the new President provoked controversy by rejecting the coalition government's proposed Minister of Defense, Maria Domingas Alves (known as Mikato). Women's...

6 March 2012

East Timor: Nation Loses a Treasured Political Elder

Online tributes pour in after the loss of one of East Timor's political elders, known affectionately as "Grandfather". Francisco "Avó" Xavier do Amaral was the declarer of independence in 1975,...

24 February 2012

East Timor: Cats, Monsters in Pre-Election Video Humor

Less than one month to go for the presidential elections in East Timor, and one of the most original uses of citizen media in the anticipation of the elections is...

16 March 2011

East Timor: Konis Santana, a Humble Guerrilla Hero

Like any country born out of a protracted armed resistance, stories in East Timor of division from within the resistance are various, and quite potent. But one guerrilla figure who...

5 September 2010

Timorese on Facebook

In the last year and a half there has been something of a surge in the use of the social media by East Timor netizens. While blogs are proliferating, Facebook...

21 June 2010

East Timor: Expansion of the Energy Sector under Discussion

The past months have revealed serious tensions between Timorese leaders, Australia, and Woodside Petroleum, a multinational company hoping to profit from new petroleum resources in Timorese and Australian territory. At...

29 April 2010

East Timor: Connecting Civil Society

The Future of ICT for Development

Providing internet access to civil society has been a key priority of the few information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives that exist in East Timor so far.

15 March 2010

Timor Police Ninja Operation

There has been much ado about "ninjas" in Timor-Leste recently. The police ordered a crackdown against these criminal "ninja" groups but some suggest that the matter is being overblown and...

6 March 2010

East Timor: Oil wealth and national survival

The oil coming from East Timor's oil fields is already the country's greatest source of revenue. Debates over potential changes to the Petroleum Law and the National Oil Company will...

25 January 2010

Timor Police Brutality Video

Police brutality in Timor-Leste is not new, but getting it on video is. This is something of a “Rodney King” moment for Timor-Leste and its police service.

4 January 2010

Killing Kuka: Timorese Youth Gunned Down

Twenty-five year old Kuka Lebre from East Timor was shot and killed by the local police last week. His death generated a strong reaction in the country. GV author Keta...

7 October 2009

Indonesia, East Timor: Border Dispute Heats Up

On 4 October 2009 the Timorese online media TimorOhin [Tet.] [TimorToday], reported that an old border dispute between Indonesia and East Timor has flared up once again in the Oecusse...

1 October 2009

Cova Lima, East Timor: Political conflict can lead to consitutional crisis

The isolated district of Cova Lima, Timor-Leste has produced two major stories last month. While one is headline news in the English and Tetun speaking press, the other has received...

2 September 2009

East Timor: The land was freed, but who owns it?

A decade since Indonesia left East Timor with one of the most devastating scorched earth campaigns of modern times, there is strong debate about the draft Land Law, and among...

30 August 2009

East Timor: “Happy Day” of freedom vote

Timorese bloggers have celebrated the 10th anniversary of the popular referendum which led to the territory's formal independence. One commemorates the "happy day", another recalls his determination to drive out...

28 August 2009

East Timor: Abe Barreto Soares’ Poetry for Nation Building

He calls himself a “wanderer like anyone else” but Abe Barreto Soares is also a poet, a translator and an active blogger. In this interview, he talks about Timorese nationalism,...

30 May 2009

East Timor: Thoughts on Abortion A Few Days Before Law Approval

A heated debate about the provisions of a new draft penal code pertaining to abortion is taking place right now in East Timor. If the law is passed, abortion will...

9 May 2009

East Timor: From sighs to steps forward with the use of the Internet

Being willing to listen what bloggers are talking about, Global Voices faces big challenges to cover the blogospheres of regions where people are not using citizen media. That is the...

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