The plot thickens

You know when people say you should never believe what you read in the papers? This week I've been writing about four newspapers making a pact to boycott stories about the minister of foreign affairs. The four newspapers in question are STL, Timor Post, Tempo Semanal and Diario — or so I thought. I first […]

Possible gang rape in Dili

I'm told that a couple of weeks ago, a Timorese girl or woman was raped by up to six men near Cristo Rei. I don't have any more details at the time and I know the case is being handled by all the right people, but still, it is a horrific crime and something I […]

More thoughts on the media

I'm still trying to get my head around the events of the past couple of days. First the Timorese media made the bizarre decision of announcing a boycott of stories about the minister of foreign affairs, and then the media demanded an apology for the foreign minister's supposed bad attitude. It's a real head-scratcher. I […]

More on why Timorese journalists are getting it wrong

Following on from yesterday's post about newspapers in Timor-Leste making a silly pact to not cover stories about the country's foreign minister, it appears the blanket ban hasn't begun yet. Tempo Semanal yesterday came out with two stories, including this one: Timorese newspapers the Suara Timor Lorosae, Tempo Semanal, Timor Post, and Diario Nasional will […]