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Ten years after murder of Financial Times correspondent Sander Thoenes in East Timor, ‘Frontline Club’ commemoration in London condemns impunity

Ten years after Dutch Financial Times correspondent Sander Thoenes was murdered in East Timor, participants at a commemoration held at the ‘Frontline Club’ in London demanded that the Indonesian authorities bring to justice those responsible for his killing. In September 1999, Thoenes went to East Timor to report on the aftermath of a referendum vote for independence […]

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PRESS FREEDOM UPDATE: IPI demands justice for families of ‘Balibo Five’

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) announced on Wednesday that it has initiated a war crimes investigation into the murder of five journalists collectively known as the “Balibo Five,” in East Timor in 1975 – a notable development in a crime for which so far no one has been held responsible, or prosecuted. A Radio Australia […]

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Three decades on, families of journalists still waiting for justice to be served

Justice; that is the one thing the families of the slain British journalists, who make up two of the ‘Balibo Five’, want. Thirty-four years ago, as the Indonesian army amassed on the border of East Timor, British reporter Malcolm Rennie and cameraman Brian Peters, along with Australian TV reporter Greg Shackleton, soundman Tony Stewart, and […]

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Congress to show footage of new film on Balibo killings

Balibo, a powerful film that relates the events surrounding the slaying of five journalists by Indonesian soldiers in East Timor in 1975, will be showcased at the upcoming IPI World Congress in Helsinki. The political thriller is told through the eyes of Roger East (played by Emmy Award-winning actor Anthony LaPaglia), an Australian who went […]

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