CNRT and Fretilin condemn threats to journalists

*Diario Nacional, March 21, 2011 language source: Tetun

The National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) and
Fretilin MPs have strongly condemned a close security protection
officer (CSP) who recently threatened a reporter from the Timorese
Public TV when they were covering stories in the Parliament. MP
Aderito Hugo da Costa from the CNRT Party said the CSP officers are
here to provide security and they should not treat people
differently. “The act of threatening the journalists is not tolerable
and I condemn such an attitude,” Da Costa said. MP Aniceto Guterres
from Fretilin said the CSP officers should not discriminate against
people and should not threaten the journalists who are here to cover
stories. According to him, the media and their journalists are
carrying out their work based on the international standard of human
rights and democracy; therefore people should not threaten them.

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