Saturday, 21 June 2008
On 11 of June 2008 there was an action of protest against parliament members decision to buy 65 new luxury cars.There were a lot of students from ('Tetun' Forum Estudantes Universitario Timor Leste)the Timor Leste University student Forum. The students were organised to the protest.Student were from four universities in Dili. The Demonstration was against parliament’s decision to buy 65 luxury cars for the members of parliament . On that occasion the spokesman of the protest Mr Xisto said that It's not necessary for the parliament to buy new cars, because there are a lot of problem that he thought very important for this government to sort out,such as repatiation of the IDPs. people could not afford to buy rice and later people could die because of hunger.It was a calm situation with the students were disciplined not to commit violence during the protest action.There were several attributes that been used by the protest,Those were Big Timor Leste Flag as a symbol of Unity. A Timor Leste small flag which a symbols of the sadness of it's citizens and a cross which shows that there were a lot of sacrifice that had been done by our ancestors but this government didn't considering well in decision making.That demonstration has taken place for two days.Finally parliament decided to buy 32 cars instead of 65 luxuries cars. How great was the youth action for change?
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Well It's a good time for me to write a short information about myself.I'm Alipio 24 years old.I graduated from Canossian senior high school in Dili in 2003.I live in Baucau Trilolo that's is one of the village in Baucau,It is right at the center.I was working with Info Timor – Technology for social Justice as a project Coordinator fof one and a half year. I quite my work with info Timor for a little while because I want to learn about Media for the moment. When I was working with Info Timor, I was working as coordinator and a computer technicians as well.Currently I'm learning how to upload information into my Blog.I found it's exiting thing to do, because I can find more information about youth activity to upload to the blog.And through the blog,I can attract a lot of people to read it because I will find put information. I would like to get update information to keep people informed about what is happing in my country,District and the Village.While learning about the media, I would like to spend some time in planning to set up community information center in Baugia,one of the isolated subdistrict of Baucau.