Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk
Timor-Leste’s Journalist Association (AJTL) and journalism students marched through the streets of the capital Dili today calling on the government to scrap plans to change the law to make defamation a criminal offence.
Under the proposed law journalists could face jail sentences.
Opponents of the proposed law say it is an attack on democracy in a country with the highest world press freedom ranking in the region.
Words by Bob Howarth, image by AJTL.