‘Outsourcing danger’ – the conflicted challenges facing war reporters

Tony Maniaty (pictured) is senior lecturer in international journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the author of Shooting Balibo. He was also the keynote speaker at the Reporting Wars: The Ongoing Challenges conference hosted by AUT University's Pacific Media Centre, May 24 2010. (Photo by Andrea Steward.)

Pacific Scoop:
Analysis – By Tony Maniaty.

Anyone remotely sensitive who watches the film Balibo comes away surely with a sense of anger, about the injustice visited upon the people of East Timor, about the invasion of sovereign states – whether East Timor or Iraq – and about the cruelty that human beings visit upon each other in the quest for political and economic power over their neighbours – and for something worse, national insecurities posing as military might. This syndrome is not confined to a misguided Indonesia and a helpless East Timor three decades ago; it still happens, and our own nations are sadly party to it.

At another level, all of us here can only reflect soberly on what happens when young Western journalists – in this case inexperienced, yet strongly motivated to “get the story” – veer towards the inexplicable in the intensity of their actions. To get the story, to stay to bitter end, no matter what. Is a story worth dying for, is any story worth the risk of likely death?

If we say no, we hand over the conduct of warfare to those without morality, without limits, without law. War without independent witness is war without mercy; the very presence of the media ensures to some degree that war is modified, to standards that are hopefully less than barbaric.

Yet saying no – that no story is worth the ultimate risk – will save the lives of journalists and other media workers; does our role stop there, should that alone be out focus? Do we delude ourselves that journalists can stop violence, or stop wars? Maybe our job is much clearer than we imagine: to observe until observation becomes lethal, and then withdraw. Isn’t that enough?

A still taken from the movie Balibo.

If we say yes – that some stories are worth dying for, or at least risking death for – we enter another ethical minefield: we encourage enthusiastic young men and women to go to war, to the very edge of danger, to observe events which they may not even be able to report – because they will be killed trying, a swirl of impressions and observations forever locked in their heads, unheard and unwritten and without impact, told to nobody. No audience will hear the beauty of their cause.

Quagmire of ethics

Is there anything harder than negotiating this quagmire of emotions, of dangers, of ethics and responsibilities? Even the average soldier has an infinitely clearer mission – to defend or to attack with arms, as they are highly trained to do – and yes, at a high risk of death – on behalf of the nation that sent them into battle. No questions, no ambiguities.

Does any journalist go into battle with such clear codes, such a strict framework of behavior? For us, war is a blur, something not to fight but to report and to survive; we are civilians in conflict more often with ourselves, our distant employers, our unseen audiences. War rages all around us; war itself is neutral; it does not care whether we live or die. Is it up to us to save ourselves? That, certainly, is the greatest ongoing challenge we face: simply staying alive. But within that, there are many others.

Seventeen years ago I discussed with the then-film student and future film director Robert Connolly my own conflicting experiences under fire, in East Timor: what happened to me first in Balibo, then in Dili, trying to decide whether my own relatively short life – I was then 26 – was worth sacrificing for the story.

Of course morality declares that I should also have been equally considering the fate of the East Timorese, since my reporting of their eventual fate might well have changed their fate – or perhaps not. Indonesia had drawn up invasion plans; they would invade, no matter what I said; when they hit Dili they would search me out, and take me out.

If there was any doubt about that – and I had no doubt, from the moment theBalibo Five were murdered – it was all to grimly erased with the assassination, the morning after the invasion, of the sole Western journalist in the territory, Roger East.

Timorese misery

If I had remained, I too would have been dragged out to the Dili wharf and shot through the head. But by then I was back in Sydney, back in the safe and relatively comfortable world that was mine and not theirs – not the misery of 25 years that was to befall the East Timorese – but in Australia, in which I had been born and to which I was connected. Was my allegiance, my responsibility as a journalist to the struggle in East Timor – or to Australia, or to the Australian Broadcasting Commission which employed me?

How many allegiances can a person have and still be true to any? Self-interest took over: the desire for life triumphed over any question of death. For which I was attacked from multiple quarters, including from within the ABC itself. Yes, you should have stayed, even if it meant dying. And I still grapple with that sad allegation.

Which raises another ongoing challenge: how to change a news culture that in many quarters still encourages and even rewards high-level risk-taking – especially when it works – but mourns the tragic loss of colleagues when it fails. I think that as journalists, as a profession, we have to decide once and for all which side of that equation we are on, and stop sending out mixed messages – especially to younger colleagues, eager to make a name for themselves and largely unaware of the dangers they face in war. The values created by Hollywood and Hemingway need to be rejected, unambiguously.

In 2008, in Balibo, it was hard for me to stand in the space where they were killed and not be shaken to the core by this realisation – that our decision to pull out under fire may have saved our lives, but that we too might just as easily have been overwhelmed by Indonesian-led forces as they were, and that we too might just as easily been trapped, and been doomed to die.

Back then we were all young, quite inexperienced in war reporting, sent by managements to a conflict zone without training, without protection, without a clue really. None of this had been carefully worked out by us; what happens when the Indonesian commandos come over the hill, guns blazing? So why were we still in Balibo, other than waiting for the enemy to arrive?

Digging deeper

Digging deeper, it comes to this: having come so far, under such duress, we were unwilling to turn around and head back to Dili without a reel or two of men in action, men under fire, even men taking aim and shooting would do. And yet a full-scale Indonesian attack was not what we wanted; that would leave us all dead. We wanted, like most war correspondents, to get a good story, the beginnings of something bigger, and get out alive. We wanted to place ourselves as close to the precipice as possible without going over.

As it happened, that opportunity did not arise: five days before the Balibo Five died, our team had been shelled with artillery, hunted by an Indonesian helicopter gunship, we had survived a head-on collision with a truck, some of us had been badly injured, our camera gear was smashed, our TV reporting mission was in total disarray, and we were still twelve hours from Dili with no help. To say we were rattled would be a slight understatement.

After all that, I had no illusions about the murderous fate awaiting me at the hands of any invading Indonesians; I knew they would deliberately track me down, I knew there would be no escape. Even assuming I could flee to the hills, how long in a fractured nation could I survive without being turned in? A few weeks in this tiny, troubled land had been enough to inspire a sense of sorrow and defeat and humiliation at the thought of leaving, but it had not been enough to make me want to die, to give up my youthful life, for East Timor.

These reflections perhaps sound hollow now, three long decades after the event, and indeed some notable figures have, before and since the publication of my book Shooting Balibo, publicly criticised my actions all the way back then. I should have stayed, I should have taken those greater risks, should perhaps have died, I should have surrendered my life for the greater cause of journalism and exposure and truth. But I did not, and I’m alive today to talk about it.

I know the gravity and density of what we, the ABC crew, went through, but I do not know what the Balibo Five went through – or rather, what went through their minds – in those final horrific moments. But we all know that a similar fate has befallen too many of our colleagues in the 35 troubled years since. It’s happened in the Balkans and in Africa, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and again recently it happened in the streets of Bangkok. Journalists, doing their job, cut down.

We are here to change that.

Cold blooded murder

The New South Wales Coroner’s report into the death of Channel Seven cameraman Brian Peters found that the Balibo Five had been murdered in cold blood by invading forces. It also found that the newsmen had mistimed their departure, staying too long to ensure survival. Our challenge now is to fix both of these problems – to apply forcefully the rules of war, the codes of conduct, the International Humanitarian Law that protects war correspondents as civilians doing their job; and to inform and educate media workers going to war, to ensure they don’t place their lives (and the lives of others) at too high a risk. Both of these aims are realistic and attainable, although hard experience also tells us we will never eliminate the high possibility of death facing media workers in war zones.

We also need to recognise that those who cover wars and survive, even those who return seemingly without a scratch, are always affected by the horrors they have seen, that post-traumatic stress is a reality and that journalists are just as vulnerable as soldiers and aid workers. The challenge here is to create trauma-aware news organisations – and especially managements -that do more than pay lip service to personal security at one end and counseling at the other.

Last weekend I attended a workshop in Canberra run by the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma – and too often I heard stories of news managements handing out the business cards of psychologists “in case you need help”. That’s really nothing more than the 1970s equivalent of “go out, get pissed and get over it”, and no more effective. We need a more rigorous, systematic and sophisticated approach to an issue that has damaged many lives, and in some cases, ruined them.

Students’ dream

These days I’m a journalism educator, which ideally should remove me from day-to-day concerns about all this. Instead, I find myself facing a challenge that in many ways replicates what happened to us long ago in Balibo. I’m teaching students who dream of being foreign correspondents, especially war correspondents, and especially television war correspondents. In 1975 such dreams were tempered by harsh realities, even if you were fortunate enough to win the job lottery and score, as I did, a cadetship with the ABC.

To reach the status of war reporter, you had to put in years of hard grind, and when you finally flew off to war, your entourage included a camera person, a sound person and a dozen metal boxes of gear. It might have been dark work, but it was not lonely work; you always had a team around you, you never left each other’s company, and as grating as that sometimes was, you gave each other advice, and protection, and support.

Today, my students can – and some do – circumvent all that rigmorale by walking around the corner, buying a laptop and HD camera and a cheap air ticket to Kabul, and two days later be filming – alone, unsupported – on the frontline. And in this increasingly prevalent scenario are two more challenges facing us. One, we need to inject compulsory safety training modules into our media courses; and two, we need to address more carefully the vexed issue of freelancers, and what I call ‘the outsourcing of danger’. If networks are not prepared to send staff reporters into hot zones, do they have any right to send others there – for far lower pay, without training or insurance or training, without safety gear?

All this points to the conundrum we are in, the inescapable dilemma of all war reporters: are we there to observe, to save lives, to stop wars, to expose, all the above – and then to die? Where is that clear line that defines our role, our moral and professional obligation, even our humanity? By simply doing our job, are we part of the problem or part of the answer, if the answer is as simple as what? Reporting wars, ending wars, preventing wars, exposing wars?

Was ever a job so conflicted with loyalties, to employer and audience and peers and even perhaps nations, an emotional wringer in which the self is everything yet, in the heat of battle, counts perhaps for nothing?

Tony Maniaty is senior lecturer in international journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the author of Shooting Balibo. This is a keynote address he gave at the Reporting Wars: The Ongoing Challenges conference hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross, New Zealand Red Cross, AUT University and the Pacific Media Centre on 24 May 2010.

Dire challenges remain for Kiwi journalists when reporting war

The Balibo Five: Those attending the Reporting War seminar viewed the movie Balibo depicting how Greg Shackleton (clockwise from top left), Tony Stewart, Gary Cunningham, Malcolm Rennie and Brian Peters were slaughtered by Indonesian commandos immediately prior to the invasion of East Timor in 1975. Photo: RSF

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Adrian Hatwell.

AUT University hosted a packed film screening and panel discussion last night in Auckland where the practise of contemporary war reporting was examined by a group of industry experts.

Former ABC correspondent Tony Maniaty introduced the harrowing independent film Balibo, which examines the death of six Australian-based journalists in East Timor during the Indonesian invasion in 1975. Maniaty is a survivor of the notorious incursion.

The screening was followed by talks from freelance foreign correspondent Jon Stephenson, TVNZ’s Cameron Bennett, Red Cross legal advisor Kelisiana Thynn, 3News’ Mike McRoberts, and Maniaty about the current state of war reporting here and abroad.

The seminar, organised by AUT’s Pacific Media Centre, was a follow-up to two previous Reporting Wars events in Sydney and Wellington last year, focusing on the challenges faced in international conflict reporting and the safety of journalists in dangerous situations.

The recent deaths of two journalists covering Thailand’s violent protests focused the discussion on the perilous conditions facing reporters in war zones while Australia’s adoption of a new safety code for journalists highlighted New Zealand’s own inaction in that area.

The panel’s general view of the nation’s approach to conflict reporting described a neglected discipline hit hard by the financial crisis and facing an uncertain future.

Stephenson opened the discussion by suggesting that since last year’sReporting Wars seminars there had been no real progress made towards addressing journalist safety in New Zealand.

“I regret to say this, but our profession has become something of a bad joke,” Stephenson said. “Despite the slogans on the billboards around Auckland it is most definitely not ‘all about the story’… it’s all about the bottom line.”

He said that working journalists were well aware of the financial difficulties faced by the industry and as a result quality, complex journalism had been sacrificed in favour of “infotainment”.

A lack of funding had only worsened the country’s poor culture of war reporting due to a lack of well-trained, experienced journalists, Stephenson said.

“It’s possible we will have another conference like this in a year’s time, there will be more nice words and high-minded sentiments, but if there’s no action such conferences are a waste of time.”

Bennett was more upbeat in his assessment of the nation’s war reporting, acknowledging the difficulties of scarce funding but urging students with a passion for it to stay the course.

“Jon was saying it’s not sexy and fun work but, actually, it is,” Bennett said. “There is no greater adrenaline rush than to be at the absolute cutting edge of the human condition.”

He said that although it is difficult to stay positive in today’s cynical, commercial environment there would always be a place for quality war journalism despite the uncertain future of many news networks.

Thynne, supplying a legal perspective, said previous Reporting Wars seminars had been more successful than other panellists suggested, having raised considerable awareness of the role International Humanitarian Law (IHL) can play in journalism.

She said since the conferences both the International Committee of the Red Cross and Australia Red Cross had been invited to several Australian news networks to provide training on IHL and the protections it can offer journalists.

McRobert’s echoed sentiments that nothing had yet happened in New Zealand to protect the safety of journalists, though he said his recent trip to Thailand showed it to be an international problem.

“I was not surprised that two journalists were killed and five were wounded, it was chaos,” McRoberts said.

He praised Australia’s implementation of a 16-point safety code for journalists and the enthusiasm with which it had been embraced by the industry.

“Why we haven’t set up our own safety code, I’m not sure,” he said. “It’s been allowed to lapse, but it would only take about three calls to get it done.”

Maniaty reflected on his experiences as a young reporter in East Timor and the ways in which the same issues of conflict reporting still persist today.

He said the economic crisis had worked against any efforts to improve the safety of journalists in dangerous situations as well as limiting their ability to report on international conflicts at all.

“It surprises everybody when I tell them there is no major American news bureaus… in Russian any more. They have all closed,” Maniaty said. “That’s amazing. That’s an extraordinary admission of failure in terms of foreign coverage.”

With big networks now brought to their knees there is not enough funds to do conflict reporting correctly, he said.

“You do need the BBCs, the ABCs, the NBCs, to fly in experienced reporters who are paid quite a lot, experienced cameramen who are paid quite a lot, to do real reportage.”

Maniaty closed the panel expressing pessimism for the future of conflict reporting, which most of the speakers seemed to share, saying, “I can see it getting worse rather than better”.

The event also served as the launch of a special war reporting edition of Pacific Journalism Review, which includes papers and reports addressing many of the issues raised in the Reporting Wars seminars.

Adrian Hatwell is a post-graduate communications student at AUT University.

East Timor accuse Woodside of lying



East Timor's prime minister said an Australian consortium is trying to steal his country's natural resources from a gas field it's developing in the Timor Sea.

East Timor wants a pipeline to be built from the gas field to Dili, and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao told a gathering on Tuesday that the consortium was ignoring that preference.

The consortium led by Woodside Petroleum Ltd said in April it preferred loading tankers at sea from a world-first floating plant, but a final decision has not been made. Australia has not commented on the plan but has said it would like a pipeline to its northern city of Darwin.

"I don't believe Woodside company because it is a liar," Gusmao said. "They intend to steal our oil and gas in the Timor Sea as they don't want to bring the pipeline to East Timor."

The massive Greater Sunrise gas field in the sea between Australia and East Timor is estimated to hold 240 million barrels of light oil and 154 billion cubic metres of natural gas worth tens of billions of dollars.

East Timor sees the resources as key to lifting its 1.1 million people out of poverty by stimulating the local economy and creating jobs. The nation has no major industry and unemployment is more than 30 per cent.

Gusmao said the consortium had broken its promise to provide training for East Timorese engineers and has only hired 30 local people in its Timor Sea exploration.

"I call on the people of East Timor and the country's leaders, we must be united to defend our wealth in the Timor Sea and the pipeline must come to East Timor, not to Darwin or floating as Woodside's desires," Gusmao said.

Darwin is 450 kilometres from Greater Sunrise. East Timor is closer, but Woodside says a deep trench off the East Timorese coast would make building a pipeline there more difficult.

Woodside and partners Royal Dutch/Shell, Osaka Gas and ConocoPhillips are licensed to develop Greater Sunrise.

© 2010 AP

Source: The Age


Illegal Armed group in Ermera

Ex-guerilla fighters ready to fight against illegal armed group

Timor Post , 27 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
Ex-FALINTIL commando, MP Cornelio, L-7” da Conceicao Gama, has said that the ex-guerilla fighters are ready to fight against the illegal armed group that wanted to destroy this country.

It needs further clarification about illegal group in Ermera

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 26 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
MP Rui Menezes from Democratic Party (PD) concerned about illegal group in Ermera and therefore he called for further clarification about it.

39 foreigners infiltrate the country illegally

Timor Post , 26 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
Emigration Department Police’s Operational Commander, Inspector Ricardo Moniz Pare, has confirmed that there were 39 foreigners infiltrate the country illegally trough the border in May.

URP officer is holding patrol in Ermera

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 25 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
The Timorese National Police (PNTL) Commando has ordered the URP Department officers of the National Police to hold patrol in the area that was believed that residents were scare to undertake their activities during day and night.

URP Officers holds patrol in sub-village and village of Ermera district

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 25 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
Deputy Timorese Police Commander, Commissioner Police Afoso de Jesus, has said that the URP officers of the National Police were now holding a routine patrol in sub-villages and villages of Ermera district, particularly in the area that was believed that some people demonstrate their illegal activity in the area.

Security situation in Ermera is under control

Diario Nacional , 25 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
The Timorese Operational Police Commander, Superintendent Chief Mateus Fernandes, has conformed that the security situation in Ermera district was under control.

Leader for illegal group in Ermera is from Indonesia

Timor Post , 21 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
The Timorese police Commander, Commissioner Police Longuinhos Monteiro, has confirmed that leader for illegal group in Ermera district was from Indonesia.

18 Indonesian detained in border

Timor Post , 21 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
Ermera District Police has detained 18 Indonesia nationals compost of 12 women and 6 men as they infiltrate to the country illegally.

Unidentified group engages in exchange shooting with police

Timor Post , 19 May 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior
An unidentified armed group consists of 13 members has engaged in exchange shooting with the Timorese Special police force on Sunday (16/5) night in the western district of Ermera. The group members were armed with 11 weapons.
E. Timor condemns suspected N. Korea attack on S. Korean warship

DILI, May 22 (AP) - (Kyodo)—East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta on Saturday denounced what he called North Korea's unprovoked attack on a South Korean warship that sank near the North Korean border in March.

"I believe that the sinking of the ship was a premeditated act carried out by North Korean forces," Ramos-Horta said in a press statement.

"East Timor most strongly condemns this unprovoked, hostile and unlawful military action," the statement said.

South Korea officially blamed North Korea on Thursday for the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan that killed 46 sailors. North Korea has denied any involvement in the incident on March 26.

Ramos-Horta said the North Korean government is an aberration in the 20th and the 21st centuries.

Source: www.breitbart.com

"Fretilin Agora Hanesan Menina Bonita"

Source: CJITL
Mari'i Alkatiri, foto ist.
CJITL flash,
Sekretariu Jeral, Mari’i Alkatiri iha selebrasaun ASDT ba Fretilin bad ala 36 iha Comite Central Fretilin – CCF hateten katak Fretilin agora hanesan los feto bonita oan ida tamba la’o mos ema hotu hateke tutuir. Tuir mai ne’e diskursu kompletu Alkatiri nian ne’ebe CJITL deside hakarak hatun kompletu,

Hau lolos so usa sapèo ne’e iha tempo kampanha, maibe komo ema balun hahu ona kampanha hau nia direitu mos halo kampanha.

Iha dia 31 de Dezembru 2009, kuandu ita hahu hikas fali hanoin ba kotuk, tempo loron Nicolau Lobato mate iha kombate, hodi lideransa nia naran, hau hateten, ita tenki halo festa 2010-2020, sai festa ba paz, estabilidade no dezenvolvimentu.

Tebes duni agora ke ita kumesa hadia fali ita nia sede, ita mos bele hanoin oituan ba kotuk, iha 2006 kuandu ema mai sunu sede ida ne’e. Biar nune’e, ita hamrik fila fali atu hadia para ita hateke ba oin. Laos para atu haluha saida mak akontese uluk, tamba se ita haluha, ita la apreende, maibe ita tenki asumi hanesan todan ida ba ita hotu, para ita bele apreende.

Ita mos hare ita nia salah iha neebe, ema seluk nia sala hahu husi neebe. Ne’e mak importante liu. Ita labele hatene deit fo sala ba ema hotu-hotu, ita deit mak mos. Ita tau an hanesan ita mak mos nafatin.
Ema seluk mak salah hotu e ema seluk mak foer hotu. Ne’e la los. Hanoin hanesan ne’e la hanoin ba konrtibui para atu buka solusaun. Hanoin hanesan ne’e atu buka deit konfuzaun ba beibeik.

Krize akontese iha 2006, tamba sasan barak sala. Se sala laos Mari Alkatiri mesak mak halo sala. Hau kompri hau nia sala. Tamba ne’e laos atu fo hanoin hikas fali, hau simu intimidasaun oioin, ba asoru justiça e manan justiça.
Hau mos la halai husi Timor Leste, hau la duun sala ba ema seluk, la duun sala ba Ministru sira. Hau dehan, lae governu nia sala, hau mak Premeiru Ministru, hau nia sala.

Kuandu ita sai xefe, xefe duni, laos xefe para ita diak deit, depois kuandu sala ita dehan ita nia anak buah sira deit mak sala. Tamba ne’e maluk sira, ita hotu hakarak hateke ba oin, ita hotu hakarak rai ne’e aban bain rua sai diak ba ita hotu, mas laiha ema ida deit mesak atu halo milagre.
Rai ne’e se sai diak kuandu ho ita hotu-hotu nia esforsu, ho ita hotu-hotu nia serviso oinsa ita buka hatene kontextu ida atu hadia rai ne’e ba oin. Ema ida mesak deit sei la halo buat ida, nia atu heroi ka nia la heroi ne’e buat seluk.

Tamba ne’e mak hau dehan, hau tau sapèo ne’e purke tempo ona para halo kampanha mos. So ke hau la mai para fo sala ba ema ida, hau mai para dehan, tempo ona ita halibur hamutuk, tempo ona para ita halibur, tempo ona para ita hateke ba oin, para hateke hanesan projecto kolektivo rai ida ne’e nian, projecto kolektivo povo Maubere ida ne’e nian.

Hau sei la mehi atu sai profeta, portantu hau sei la mehi atu hakerek biblia, ne’e mak ita hanoin, kuandu ita dehan ita tenki haraik an, ita dehan ita sai honestu, hanesan portugues dehan: “a pratica eh criteria da verdade.” Iha pratika mak ita hanoin ita honestu duni ka la honestu. Agora se ita dehan tenki haraik-a’an, tenki sai honestu, laos ita buka deit humilia ema seluk, fo sala ba ema seluk.

Ami komvida Partido hotu-hotu, kuandu halo 36 anos idade ASDT ba FRETILIN, tamba “ba FRETILIN laiha partidu ida ke inimigu iha rai ida ne’e”. Laiha Partidu inimigu. Inimigu hotu hona. Bele sai ohin husi partidu, aban bele sai partidu aliansa. Inimigu laiha. Ema balun hateten ona, “rai ne’e atu lao diak, so FRETILIN ho CNRT hamutuk karik.”

Tamba ita labele dehan buat ida lalika ohin, depois aban ita bele halo karik. Laos tanba, ita maluk sira, laos labele maluk sira, kuandu ita atu halo aliansa ida, ita tenki hatene lolos base ne’e saida? Tamba ida mak historia ne’e importante, maibe iha buat ida ita atu tuir para lori rai ida ne’e ba dezenvolvimentu. Ita hotu-hotu hakarak ke rai ida diak liu iha mundu. Se mak lakoi? Ita hotu-hotu hakarak. Ne’e objectivo Povo Maubere nian.

Agora balun hanoin rai ida ne’e sai exemplo ba iha mundu ne’e, so ke osan deit depois rai ne’e sei sai kiak. Dalan ida mos mak ne’e, osan ne’e importante, maibe dalan mos mak ne’e, kapasidade atu halo planu, programa, projecto tenki iha. Kapasidade atu popa osan didiak, tamba osan kuandu sai tenki iha resultadu hodi fo benefisiu ba povo. Agora osan ne’e laos hau nia avo nia ka hau nia vise avo nian.

La etiku iha Timor kuandu ita uja osan para sosa povo, hodi sosa fali povo nia klamar. Ne’e mos la etiku, ne’e la dun diak. La etiku mos kuandu ita tenta mobiliza hodi sosa votus. Ne’e mos la etiku. Lolos karik em ves ita fo ba povo ho konsiensia, liu husi dalan dezenvolvimentu hodi hadia povo nia moris. La etiku mos kuandu ita tun ba base ita usa fali partidu seluk nia bandeira, partidu seluk nia atributu, ne’e mos la etiku.

Hau hanoin to’o tempo ona, ita atu fo exemplo ida ke diak ba rai doben ida ne’e, liliu ba joven sira.

Dr Ramos Horta eis membru CCF e Fundador ASDT/FRETILIN, iha kampanha hau dehan nia agora laos “fundador”, maibe nia “afundador” FRETILIN nia. Maibe nia la konsege afunda FRETILIN, entaun nia “fundador” fali. Dr Ramos Horta, Presidente da Republika mai to’o iha ne’e, Premieru tamba hanesan xefe do estadu, maibe mos mai to’o iha ne’e, hanesan fundador ASDT/FRETILIN, hanesan mos eis membru CCF.

Biar ami nain rua kritika malu bobot maibe ita kontinua konvida nia. Hau hanoin irmao Xanana mak la halo kampanha Planu Estrategico Dezenvolvimentu Masional entaun nia mos iha ne’e hotu. So ke nia halo tia kampanha estadu nia be nia laiha iha ne’e. Tamba Xanana mos eis membru CCF.

Hau seidauk bolu avo tamba hau mos katuas ona, e mos avo Xavier ohin la bele mai, tamba foin to’o husi Singapura e ninia saude sei rekopera hela.

Antes hau atu to’o mai hau simu telefhone ida husi Korea do soul. Ema ida telefhone mai hau, nia temi “Camarada”. Mak se? Sr Joao Carrascalao nebe embaixador Korea nia hato’o katak parabens ba FRETILIN.

Antes atu hakat mai hau mos simu SMS ida husi Lisboa hau hanoin, Husi Dr Ramos Horta tamba nia tur iha oin, lae diskulpa; los mak Dr Abilio Araujo fo Parabens ba ita hotu, tamba ohin ita komemora 36 anos ASDT ba FRETILIN. Kuandu ita hotu hahu iha momentu ne’eba, ita hotu hanoin ba kotuk para atu hari’i, atu hakerek ita nia estoria ida ke aban bain rua nian. Ne’e importante liu atu hare halo nusa mak ita hanoin ba oin.

Ita rona dadauk agora koalia Planu Estratejiku Dezenvolvimentu Nasional. Hau simu ona kopia ida, kuandu be Sr Xanana Gusmao hanesan Premeiru Ministru defaktu, lao ba, fatin hotu-hotu atu buka apoiu povo nian. Entaun ita disidi, hau la dehan lae, saida mak ita halo ona ita labele inventa fila fali. Hanesan ohin loron ita rona depois inventa entaun ita lakon tempo deit.

Presija planu ida, atu implementa to’o 2030, maibe ita tenki hare lolos ne’e tinan 2030 ka 40 ne’e se mak atu ukun to’o iha neeba? Agora ne’e hau la moris to’o iha neeba. Xanana mos sei la moris to’o iha neeba. Entaun se hau la moris to’o iha neeba irmao Xanana mos labele ona, entaun diak liu ita buka consensus ida para atu harii’i planu, mas planu ne’e laos governu ida mai hatama tia gaveta. Uluk ita iha esperensia ida ne’e, uluk iha planu nasional de dezenvolvimentu. Depois halo guia de manajementu de planu, programa investimentu sektorial. AMP tama gabeta sira be mamuk ne’e, mamuk sira ne’e, sira hatama hotu buat sira ne’e hotu taka metin tia. Lakon tempo deit iha tinan 3 hodi ba prepara planu sira ne’e. Agora atu halo fali planu foun.

Ita labele rejeita planu ne’e mai husi Xanana ka mai husi nebe. Ita tenki hotu-hotu hare, ita hotu-hotu tenki fo atensaun, ita tenki hotu-hotu buka planu ida ke konsensual, para ita hotu-hotu aban bain rua bele dezenvolve ba jerasaun agora, jerasaun aban bai rua nian, bele nafatin kaer planu ida ne’e. Maibe laos hanesan Biblia, tamba planu ne’e dinamiku e laos hanesan Biblia laos mos hanesan Quran. Planu ne’e ita ema mak halo. Ohin halo aban bele muda. Se ita komesa halo buat ne’e hanesan fali Biblia ka Quran, entaun ne’e hanoin relijiaun foun ida ke atu tama mai karik.
Portantu planu lolos ita tur hamuk hodi diskuti planu ne’e, no hodi hakotu planu ne’e, hodi implementa ba rai no povo ida ne’e, sei hakarak tau consensus hamutuk hodi fo kontribuisaun ba planu ida ne’e. Ita sei fo kontribuisaun, tamba se mak lakohi rai Timor-Leste atu sai diak? Agora husi ne’e ba oin, balun komesa ona koalia eleisoens Munisipais.

Uluk kedas hau rasik hanoin sei sedu atu implementa elisoens Munisipiu ne’e. Kuandu dehan atu simu sira hotu, balun hanoin dehan hau hakarak kaer puder iha hau nia liman. Buat lao iha prosesu derepenti elisaun Suku mai, biar partidu hotu-hotu la partisipa iha elisaun, maibe ita hatene FRETILIN manan bot entaun sira adia tia elisaun kamara munisipu ne’e. Entaun la buat ida tamba ba ami prontu deit.

FRETILIN deit mos iha hanoin desde uluk, sedu liu atu hamosu elisaun munisipiu. Agora balun komesa dehan ona katak, sei iha elisaun antisipada, ne’e depende ba ita nian alin ka ita nia maun Ramos Horta, maibe ba hau nia laos hau nia maun tamba nia fulan ida joven liu hau. Dr Presidente da Republika mak sei hare buat ne’e, mas hau rona ona katak, depois de Profeta Xanana lao haleu iha Sub distritu sira ne’e hotu, profeta maun bot Xanana Gusmao tun mai, nia sei husu elisoens antisipada. Ne’e hau rona isu-isu deit. Tebes ka lae hau hanoin se sai segredu ruma Sr presidente da Republika mak bele hatene ida ne’e, hau lahatene, hau rona isu-isu dei. Se hau hanoin karik buat sira ne’e toman tia ona, ita mos tenki prepra temperatura diak, entaun sei husu elisaun antisipada.

Maibe ami pronto, ba FRETILIN aban mos bele bain rua mos bele e 2012 mos bele. Ne’e hau bele dehan FRETILIN pronto e sei manan. Pronto atu manan ninia laos manan hanesan 2006 lae! Atu manan duni!

Agora Aliansa ba Futuru. Lori lideransa nia naran ami hateten dala barak ona, FRETILIN manan 30% ka 40% ka 50% ka 60 % sei halo esforsu atu la ukun mesak. FRETILIN sei buka maluk sira seluk husi Partidu seluk, atu mai hamutuk hodi kaer ukun, e mos Timor Leste sei presisa liu mak tinan 10 tan, labele ema balun senti katak sira exkluidu/isoladu iha ninia nasaun rasik, purke laos tempo ona lori ita ba konfujaun. Maibe ita labele obriga se ema lakohi hamutuk ho ita.

Uluk iha 2007 hotu-hotu halai husi FRETILIN. Ema balun hare FRETILIN ne’e hanesan moras aàt ida, hanesan diabu tau moras aat ida, kontisozu. Maibe tempo ne’e hotu ona. Agora hotu-hotu hare FRETILIN la moras buat ida, agora parese FRETILIN ne’e sai hanesan “menina bonita” ida. Tantu gira hotu-hotu hakarak namora FRETILIN e hakarak Kaben ho FRETILIN, tamba FRETILIN hanesan aifunan buras ida. Entaun Presidente Lu-olo mak bonito karik, tanba hau katuas ona.

Mas ne’e diak tamba ne’e hatudu momos katak tempo FRETILIN ninia hotu-hotu foti FRETILIN hanesan inimigu hotu ona. Ne’e hatudu katak rai Timor Leste komesa hetan ona dalan ba dame no ba dezenvolvimentu. Ne’e diak tebes e balun hateten mai hau, sira husi CNTR balun mai koalia ho hau dehan, “hau rona ita boot sira sei simu PSD.” Hau dehan “nusa? Sira la moras ida e sira diak hela, hau labele simu sira tamba saida? Hau koalia ba sira. Se deit hakarak mai koalia ami sei koalia ho sira. Primeiru hau matan nakloke. Segundu la tauk ema ida. Tamba ne’e kondisaun do tempo.” Uluk hau estuda matematika ne’e dehan kondisaun nesesario e sufisiente.

Agora Camarada sira, ohin loron boot 36 anos Komemora ASDT ba FRETILIN ba ita hotu laos FRETILIN nia deit. 8 anos ba restaurasaun Indepedensia, ohin ita hotu nia Restaurasaun Indepedensia loron bot tebes, hau hanoin, ba oin hanesan estadu ne’e hau fo mensazen ida, loron bot hanesan ne’e FRETILIN hato’o ne’e loron Restorasaun Indepedensia nia, Nasaun Indepedensia nia, tenki fo oportunidade hodi fo dezenvolvimentu povo ninia. Laos mate ba mai iha liuron. Festa ema hotu-hotu nian e festa povo ninian, ne’e mak ita hakarak povo atu senti rejultadu Indepedensia rai ida ne’e nia, la kleur tan ita atu halo ita nia aktividade konsolidasaun.

Purke ita hatene katak rejustamentu FRETILIN nia bele dehan atu remata ona. Agora ita halo aktividadi konsolidasaun. Informasaun nebe hau iha, iha base de dadus neebe tau ona iha komputador.

Dadus neebe tama hamutuk 13 distritu liu ona rihun atus ida lima nulu. Hau hakarak hato’o para partido balun iha ne’e atu rona, mas iha fatin hotu-hotu ami sempre hateten, iha fatin neebe deit husi aldeia to’o iha suku, suku to’o sub distritu, sub distritu to’o iha distritu ne’e, 100 votante, 60 sei sai militante FRETILIN.

Entaun to’o iha 2012 sei sai 60% karik? Baucau Rejustamentu Ultrapasa ona. Viqueque ho Lautem besik ona. Mas diak liu hateten distritu ida ke ema hotu la espera, Ermera mos besik hotu ona. Ohin hau halo kampanha e hau mai halo kampanha duni. OK. Hau nia lia fuan mak ne’e deit, Tempo ikus liu 100 Votantes, 60 sei sai Militantes FRETILIN, signifika se militante deit mak vota ba FRETILIN ita sei manan 60%. (*)