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FIRST HALF OF 2013:

A draft media communication law that was the subject of intense debate and the release of two journalists charged with “slanderous denunciation”, were the main media issues facing Timor-Leste in the first six months of 2013.

The draft media was criticised by the leader of the Fretilin opposition, Mari Alkatiri as treating the media “like children.” Some articles in the draft law prohibit political parties from having their own means of communication. Said Alkatiri: “We can establish communication media, but we have to define their rules to limit publication, not just say it is not allowed, that is wrong.”

The president of the Association of Journalists of Timor-Leste, Tito Filipe, said there were still many weaknesses in the law requiring more discussion and consultation. A seminar entitled “Regulation of Social Communications and building a Culture of Responsibility” was conducted by the Government to discuss the draft law. Read more

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Suara Timor Lorosae
Published: daily
Language: Indonesian
Address: Dili
Website: http://suara-timor-lorosae.com/



Semanario
Published: weekly
Language: Portuguese



Tempo Semanal
Published: daily
Language: Indonesian
Address: Dili
Website: http://temposemanal.com/



East Timor Guide Post
Language: English
Address: Dili
Website: http://www.guideposttimor.com/

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Online media


EIN News
Language: English
Website: http://www.einnews.com/easttimor/



Index Mundi
Language: English
Website: http://www.indexmundi.com/news.aspx?country=East%20Timor



Noticias Lusofonas
Language: Portuguese
Website: http://www.noticiaslusofonas.com



Timor WN News
Language: English
Website: http://timor.com/



Topix East Timor
Language: English
Website: http://www.topix.com/world/east-timor

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Television


Televisão de Timor Leste (TVTL)
On air since: 2000
Language: Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian
Address: Dili



RTP Internacional
Language: Portuguese
Address: Portugal
Website: http://www.rtp.pt/rtpi/

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Radio


Radio Timor Leste (RTL)
Language: Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian

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