Report – By Shannon Gillies
Media will be silenced and the people will lose their voice if a controversial new Media Law is ratified in one of the Asia Pacific’s newest countries.
Timor Leste’s Parliament on May 6 passed a law that could see local journalists forced to be licensed and foreign reporters blocked at the border.
It has not yet been ratified by President Taur Matan Ruak who has referred the legislation to the Court of Appeal to review the legislation’s constitutionality. Read more »