Wednesday, May 25, 2011

East Timor Update #44-47, 1996

As the amount of news to report in Canada grew and the frequency of The ACTivist (in which East Timor Update was published) fell, news focussed more on Canada than in previous years. In 1996, coverage included Canadian government trade missions to Indonesia; calls for an arms embargo backed by trade union, women's and student groups; and alleged threats by Indonesian Ambassador Benjamin Parwoto against the family of Bella Galhos, a Timorese refugee and activist in Ottawa.

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