Wednesday, 26 August 2009


ABC Local Radio Northern Territory presents two special event broadcasts from Dili on the eve of the 10th anniversary Timorese vote for independence.

Mornings with Leon Compton broadcasts live on Local Radio Northern Territory and on ABC digital radio, on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 August. At the time of broadcast Timor will be alive with a host of visitors coming from around the world to celebrate independence with locals, to participate in a trade fair and to ride in the first annual Tour de Timor cycle race.

The Mornings program will make the most of this opportunity and guests will include key political players, fighters from the independence movement and the locals who experienced it firsthand.

"We're looking forward to providing an insight into one of the world's youngest democracies and to asking Timorese people if independence has brought all it promised," commented Anna-Lise Murch, ABC Local Radio Content Manager. "The stories of the people remembering the first independence vote, and the hard years since, should be compelling. Australia, and in particular Northern Territory, has watched with great interest as Timor has grown and developed and to be able to share these stories with our Local Radio audience and ABC radio listeners across Australia through digital radio is very exciting."


Listen live to ABC Local Radio Northern Territory from 09:00am - 12:00pm Thursday 27 August and Friday 28 August 2009 .

On-line stories

Continue the experience online at with photo galleries and feature stories.

On Digital Radio

ABC East Timor will be heard on digital radio 09:30am - 12:30pm Thursday 27 August and Friday 28 August 2009 . ABC Digital Radio is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

To listen to this special event broadcast you'll need to tune your digital radio to ABC East Timor OR listen on-line from anywhere at .

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