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Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: East Timor

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2006
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: East Timor, February 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5672723.html [accessed 24 November 2014]
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The government repeatedly harassed the daily Suara Timor Lorosae in February, apparently in retaliation for its reporting on famine-related deaths. The Land and Property Department ordered the newspaper's management to vacate its premises. Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri imposed an indefinite boycott of the paper, banning its journalists from attending official press conferences.

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