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BACK DOOR Newsletter on East Timor

Active Related Email Lists:

(These lists email out East Timor info on a regular basis)

Up-Dated: Feb 2, 2002

Daily emails:
JSMP news service
update east-timor list
ASIET Daily News
Weeky emails:
sduet discussion list
East Timor Forum list
BACK DOOR weekly emailouts
Monthly emails:
La'o Hamutuk Bulletin
Lista de e-mail: Observatório Timor Leste
East Timor Observatory
Observatoire Timor-Oriental

Daily emails:

JSMP news service  [East Timor based]  Added June 28
About 1 email a day; 1 full item/email:
JSMP is a moderated e-mail list featuring the current developments of the judicial system in East Timor and any progress made in Indonesia aiming to bring those planning, aiding or conducting crimes in East Timor to justice. All mails are sent directly from Dili, East Timor in order to bring you the most up-to date and representative news and reports available.
To subscribe to JSMP’s news service send an empty e-mail to or go to
To unsubscribe, send an empty mail to:
If you have anything you want to distribute (news, reports etc) or questions, please send an e-mail to

update east-timor list  [US based]  Updated Feb 2, 2002
About 10-15 emails a day, (frequency varies with the pace of East Timor-related events); 1 full item/email:
east-timor focuses on news distributing items from a wide range of sources, including East Timorese groups, ETAN/US, TAPOL, and other support groups. Reports and translations from wire services and the East Timorese, Indonesian, Portuguese, Australian, British, U.S. and Irish press also regularly appear there, as well as official documents and statements from the U.N., national governments, and other sources. (East-timor began as a list server echo of a conference (newsgroup) called reg.easttimor and is sometimes known by that name.)
This list is available by email; write if you want to subscribe or use the web form at:

NEW TAPOL.ETIMOR[UK based]  Updated Feb 2, 2002
About 2 emails a day; 1-2 full items/email:
TAPOL.ETIMOR is limited to an average of two postings per day from the larger east-timor list. If you think the east-timor list will be overwhelming, you can subscribe by visiting visit
A selection of news postings from the list are also placed weekly on ETAN’s web site at

ASIET Daily News  [Australia based]  Added Feb 27
1 email a day; 6-10 items/email (includes table of contents for ease of access):
ASIET also provides a daily e-mail news service which also includes information on ASIET's solidarity and campaign work, coming events and statements and reports form activist organisations in Indonesia and East Timor. To subscribe free,  just send a blank e-mail message to
See also: ASIET NetNews (weekly)

Weeky emails:

ASIET NetNews  [Australia based]  Added Feb 27
1 email a week; 40-50 items/email (includes table of contents arranged in themes for ease of access):
ASIET NetNews is English language news digest on the fight for democracy in Indonesia and the East Timorese people's struggle to rebuild their country. It also reports on the struggles for self-determination in Aceh and West Papua. It is compiled weekly by the Australian solidarity organisation Action in Solidarity with Indeonsia and East Timor and distributed free via e-mail.
To subscribe to this news service, just send a blank e-mail message to and you will be added automatically. ASIET NetNews also archived each week on the ASIET World Wide Web site.
See also: ASIET Daily News

sduet discussion list  [East Timor & Australia based]  Updated Dec 18
About 1-2 emails each fortnight:
sduet is a discussion list on Sustainable Development in East Timor, providing a forum for networking, discussion, information sharing and project reporting. This email list grew out of the Conference on Sustainable Development held in Dili, in January 2001, and is part of the ongoing efforts of the 'Taskforce on Sustainable Development in East Timor', based at the Research Centre, at the University of Timor Loro S’ae, Dili, East Timor. This email list is hosted and moderated by the Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia. Updates of the progress of the 'Task Force on Sustainable Development' will be posted to this list.
To subscribe to the discussion list, visit this website:

East Timor Forum list  [Australia based]  Updated Oct 13
Unknown quantity of emails at this stage:
This is the email list for the East Timor Forum, a new multi-disciplinary seminar series for discussion and presentation of papers on East Timor. Subscribers will receive notification of upcoming seminars held every few weeks on Thursdays between 12:30-2pm in the Coombs Building, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra.
To subscribe send an email to
If you are interested in presenting a seminar in 2002 please contact the East Timor Forum Convenor via the same email address.
See: Oct 2001: Email list for the East Timor Forum

BACK DOOR weekly emailouts  [Australia based]  Updated Oct 27
1 email a week; 10-15 summaries/email (includes web-links & table of contents for ease of access):
BACK DOOR is a FREE Web & email newsletter which includes a selection of international news, articles and urgent actions related to East Timor along with coming events within Australia.
Email subscriptions include Weekly Summaries of recently added BACK DOOR Website items.
To subscribe simply email BACK DOOR's email address: and include the words "Subscribe BACK DOOR" in the message header.
To unsubscribe email and include the words "unsubscribe BACK DOOR"
To view examples of the emails you receive when you subscribe click on: BACK DOOR Weekly Emailouts.
BACK DOOR emailouts are in plain text, maximum 55 characters to the line and come with no attachments! more info

Monthly emails:

La'o Hamutuk Bulletin  [East Timor based]  Added July 13
About 1-2 emails every 2 months; at least 10 full articles/email:
La'o Hamutuk Bulletin is a joint East Timorese-international publication that seeks to monitor, to analyze, and to report on the reconstruction activities of the principal international institutions.
To receive bulletins electronically, please send a blank email to:
Enquiries / Husu: email:
Sample / Amostra:
English: La’o Hamutuk Bulletin:
Tetum: Boletim La’o Hamutuk: [Tetum PDF format]
Vol. 2, Nos. 1-2 Abríl 2001 Vizaun Jeral Hosi Fundu Ba Rekonstrusaun Timor Loro Sa’e:
Vol. 1, No. 4, 31 Dejembru 2000 Banku Mundial iha Timor Loro Sa’e:
Vol. 1, No. 3, 17 Novembro 2000 Hari Sistema Saude Nasional iha Timor Lorosa’e:
Vol. 1, No. 2, 17 Julho 2000 Protesaun ba meio ambiente iha TL:
Vol. 1, No. 1, 21 Juñu 2000 Rekonciliasaun:

Lista de e-mail:Observatório Timor Leste
[Portugal based]  Por em dia: Dec 24
1 email mensal; 25-125KB reportagem/email:
Nov 1, 2001: Atenção ! O Observatório teve um problema de computador e tenta reconstituir a su lista de e-mail. Se não desejar receber estas informações, envie uma mensagem em branco.  Se conhecer outras pessoas ou organizações que podem estar interessadas em recebê-las, agradecemos que nos envie o seu e-mail. Obrigado
Observatorio Timor Leste: correio electrónico:

East Timor Observatory  [Portugal based]  Updated Dec 18
About 1-2 emails every 2 months; one 25-125KB report/email:
Nov 1, 2001: The East Timor Observatory would welcome your help in our efforts to re-compile our E-mail address list, which was ‘lost’ as a result of a recent computer failure. If you are interested in receiving information from the ET Observatory, please give us your e-mail address by simply sending us a blank message. Also, if you know of any individuals/organisations that might be interested, please let us know their E-mail address. Thank your for your help.
Observatorio Timor Leste: E-mail:

Observatoire Timor-Oriental  [Portugal based]  Updated Dec 18
About 1-2 emails every 2 months; one 25-125KB report/email:
Nov 1, 2001: Attention ! L’Observatoire a eu un problème d’ordinateur et essaie de reconstituer sa liste d’adresses électroniques. Si vous ne désirez pas recevoir ces informations, envoyez-nous un message en blanc. Si vous connaissez d’autres personnes ou organisations suscepibles d’être intéressées, no vous remercions de nous communiquer leurs adresses. Merci
courrier électronique:

Timor Today list  [Australia based]
Note that this list is no longer functioning.