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Journalist faces criminal defamation threat in East Timor

Bangkok, February 29, 2016 – The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on East Timor’s prime minister, Rui Maria de Araujo, to drop the criminal defamation complaint he is pursuing against freelance journalist Raimundos Oki. Oki faces up to three years in prison if convicted of defamation for a report for the Timor Post newspaper alleging…

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Asia Snapshots

Attacks & developments throughout the region

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Newspaper office attacked

August 4, 2007 Posted September 28, 2007 Suara Timor Lorosa’e ATTACKED On August 4, amid rising political tensions surrounding the formation of a new government, unidentified men attacked the office of the country’s leading daily, Suara Timor Lorosa’e (STL), according to the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA).

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Asia Snapshots

Attacks & Developments Throughout the Region

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Asia Snapshots

Attacks and developments throughout the region  

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Defamation bill threatens free press

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to refrain from signing a bill before you that threatens freedom of the press and free expression by imposing harsh penalties for defamation. As you know, Prime Minister Mari bim Altakiri approved on December 6, 2005, a bill revising the penal code, which had been passed by the National Parliament. The penal code revisions now before you allow for up to three years imprisonment and unlimited fines for publishing statements deemed defamatory of public officials.

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EAST TIMOR

FEBRUARY 3, 2005 Posted: March 30, 2005 Suara Timor LorosaeHARASSED The East Timor government repeatedly harassed Suara Timor Lorosae, apparently in retaliation for the daily newspaper’s reporting on famine.

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Indonesian military hems in press on Aceh citizens

Indonesian military hems in press on Aceh citizens By A. Lin Neumann The Asian Times Online

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CPJ: Press Freedom Reports 2000

An Archive of Special Reports from Around the World 2000-2004

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Special Report: Aceh

Borrowing a page from the U.S. playbook, the Indonesian military is restricting and controlling coverage of their war in the restive province of Aceh.

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