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East Timor: National radio, TV threatened

East Timor: National radio, TV threatened

RTTL Threatened

DILI (UNOTIL DMR/Pacific Media Watch): An unknown group threatened staff at the national radio and television station yesterday (28/6).

According to a communiqué which Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) received, the group entered the newsroom and starting throwing chairs and threatening to burn motorcycles owned by some of the staff.

The situation returned to normal after GNR responded and dispersed the group.

Following the incident, the Director called a meeting with staff and decided to suspend Radio and Televisão Timor Lorosae (RTTL) until security measures are in place, saying that the attack on the national broadcast is against the democratic principles and counters the restoration of peace and harmony in Timor-Leste. (STL)

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