Press Releases

1 Mar 2009

The decision by Lucia Lobato, the Justice Minister of Timor Leste, to sue an investigative journalist for publishing a story about alleged corruption is a serious violation of the basic right of journalists to report on a case of alleged corruption and a threat to freedom of the press in the country.

25 Feb 2009

A ruling by Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has led to considerable doubt about whether women will benefit from a quota system that requires one in three candidates in party lists to be a woman.

13 Feb 2009

With less than two months to go before Indonesians go to the polls on 9 April, attention is on the corruption that has bedevilled the political system for years.

26 Sep 2008

Although the Indonesian military, TNI, is now excluded from formal politics, many retired officers have been nominated as candidates for next year’s parliamentary elections.

11 Aug 2008

TAPOL wishes to express its deep concern about the death of a Papuan who was participating in the celebration of World Indigenous Day in Wamena on Saturday, 9 August.

24 Jul 2008

When the Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF) was set up in August 2005 by the governments of Timor-Leste and Indonesia to ‘establish the conclusive truth regarding the events prior to and immediately after the Popular Consultation in 1999’, there was scepticism about what it would achieve.