The tale of East Timor's controversial proposed media law is a story of insiders versus outsiders, of the rich versus the poor. Those inside the elite classes are seeking to implement a restrictive new media law so as to limit and control the information available to Timorese outside the elite group, as well as all those outside of East Timor.
East Timor elites try to muzzle media
East Timor's authorities want to restrict the media -- making a mockery of freedom of speech in the country. Jose Belo, East Timorese journalist and director of Tempo Semanal, explains.