Dili

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East Timorese students  in Indonesia participate in a rally in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta on March 24th, 2016. They sought “good faith” to end a long-running dispute over oil and gasfields in the Timor Sea. Photograph: Bay Ismoyo/Getty

At the end of next month Timor-Leste will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1999 referendum on independence. Marred by appalling massacres by Indo(...)

People gather outside during an earthquake evacuation near Darwin Entertainment Centre in Darwin, Australia. Photograph: Harriet Robinson/via Reuters

A strong earthquake has struck in Indonesia’s Banda Sea, with the tremor felt in the north of Australia. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude(...)

Wholesale farmers from the Aileu area, south of Dili, gather to sell vegetables. Photograph: Daniel J Groshong/Bloomberg

In the Aileu valley, high in the mountains of Timor-Leste, ponies graze on fertile pasture surrounded by plantations of coffee and corn. A wide river (...)

Martin Browne with farmers weeding their maize seed production area in East Timor.

I first visited East Timor (Timor-Leste) in 2005, as a backpacker embarking on an overland trip back home. Though I spent just over a week in the coun(...)

Max Stahl in Santa Cruz cemetery: one of a few foreign journalists working secretly in the country, he filmed the soldiers shooting, beating, and dragging people away. Photograph: Mary Boland

November 12th, 1991. As day breaks, an eerie quiet hangs over Santa Cruz Cemetery in Dili, East Timor. Among the pretty headstones – some painted whit(...)