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Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: East Timor

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2007
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: East Timor, February 2007, available at: [accessed 23 January 2018]
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Members of an Australian peacekeeping force manhandled and detained for four hours Jose Belo, a freelance cameraman working for The Associated Press in Dili. The AP said the Australian troops treated Belo in a "violent and disrespectful" manner during the June 10 incident. Belo was released only after non-Timorese AP reporters intervened. Belo told the AP that Australian forces handcuffed him, refused to let him film, and seized his camera, mobile phone, and other equipment.

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