segunda-feira, 21 de março de 2011

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.