Stories about East Timor
"This proposed law is to protect those in power from criticism when they commit any act of corruption and any other acts of crime."
"This draft law threatens everyone, particularly vulnerable people without political connections or financial resources. "
Around the world, reporters are trying to get the prime minister of Timor-Leste to abandon a criminal complaint against two journalists who say he was involved in government corruption.
East Timor journalists and human rights groups scored partial victory when the Court of Appeal ruled that the Press Law passed by parliament last May is unconstitutional.
Local media groups are rejecting a draft media law in East Timor that contains provisions that threaten free expression and media workers' rights.