Press Freedom in Timor-Leste

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Pyrmont Point Hotel, 59 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

In Timor-Leste, one of the world’s youngest democracies, press freedom is still a work in progress.

Earlier this year, Raimundos Oki, one of Timor’s leading young journalists, narrowly avoided jail over an article he wrote about Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araujo. The case sparked an international campaign and brought the spotlight onto the limits of press freedom in Timor.

Hear Raimundos Oki speak about his case and the struggle for free media in Sydney on September 12 at a special event presented by the Balibó Five-Roger East Fellowship*.

This event will also hear from Walkley Award winning journalist Mark Davis, who has been reporting from East Timor since before independence. Australian journalist and press freedom advocate Peter Greste, who supported Oki during his case and wrote on his behalf, will also appear and speak at this event.

This event is a fundraiser for the Media Safety & Solidarity Fund, and a small donation will be requested on admission. Free drinks provided courtesy of Media Super.

The Balibó Five-Roger East Fellowship is an initiative of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance and Union Aid Abroad-Apheda. Established in 2015, the fellowship aims to strengthen journalism in Timor, build ties between journalists in Australia and Timor, and remember the murders of six Australian-based journalists before and during the Indonesian invasion of Timor in 1975.

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