New regulations in Timor Leste muzzle the media

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It wasn’t so long ago that Australian troops were keeping the peace in Timor Leste. The country was fighting back an Indonesian invasion, and soon became one of the region’s newest democracies. But they are now on the crux of introducing a controversial media law. One that experts say will muzzle the media and threatens a vibrant culture of journalism.

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