Stop East Timor Press Law

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James Booth
6 years ago
I am concerned for the protection of democracy in Timor-Leste and the serious consequences for both democracy and basic freedoms in Timor-Leste.

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Julian Pieniazek
6 years ago
There is almost no case for limiting press freedom - except utterly negative ones. That is why I'm signing.

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Pat Martin
6 years ago
I'm a Kiwi volunteer working in Timor-Leste and I believe that most Timorese desperately want a free and open media that can hold politicians and others to account

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Gabrielle Reade
6 years ago
Because the potential for political abuse by future administrations is enormous, history has shown us time and time again the press must be free from political influence.

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Tom Krause
6 years ago
The proposed Media Law will prevent journalism from practising their profession. It must be rejected.

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Charles Scheiner
6 years ago
the law could prevent our NGO, La'o Hamutuk, from doing our work and stifle free expression and access to information in TImor-Leste.

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Tommy Pollák
6 years ago
As a long time supporter of East Timor's right to self-determination and freedom I see complete freedom of speach, print, and meeting as essential for a development of the country benefitting the people. Everyone, not only "accredited" journalists should have the right to report.

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Jeff Waters
6 years ago
Timor Leste will not be a developed democracy without a completely free media.

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Seumas Phelan
6 years ago
Viva Timor l'Este -- your people need a free media.

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Gina McColl
6 years ago
Press freedom is the foundation of democracy