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Journalist faces criminal defamation threat in East Timor

February 29, 2016 1:04 PM ET

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...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Asia Snapshots

February 5, 2008 11:55 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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Newspaper office attacked

August 4, 2007 12:00 PM ET

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

February 5, 2007 11:45 AM ET

Attacks & Developments Throughout the Region...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Asia Snapshots

February 16, 2006 11:45 AM ET

Attacks and developments throughout the region  ...

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Defamation bill threatens free press

January 13, 2006 12:00 PM ET

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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February 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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

December 13, 2004 5:42 PM ET

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

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Asia Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

The vicious murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan focused international attention on the dangers faced by journalists covering the U.S. "war on terror," yet most attacks on journalists in Asia happened far from the eyes of the international press. In countries such as Bangladesh and the...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: East Timor

March 31, 2003 12:07 PM ET

A decades-long struggle for independence ended on May 20, when the U.N. Transitional Authority for East Timor (UNTAET) formally handed power to East Timor's first elected government, making the tiny half-island state the first new nation of the millennium. A fledgling press has emerged from the destruction that followed the...

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