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The idea for The Dili Weekly as a weekly newspaper came about in 2007 after a discussion between two Timorese media minds – Otelio Ote and Emanuel Braz.

The first issue hit the streets on 31 January 2008.

The Dili Weekly is the only weekly tri-lingual Tetum-English-Portuguese newspaper written by Timorese journalists available in Timor-Leste. The vision of the publication is to enable international and national communities living and working in Timor-Leste to be “on the same page” when it comes to information that may well affect the way in which policy and development initiatives are being undertaken.

The Dili Weekly will help reduce the information gap about East Timorese affairs and current realities in the country between internationals and nationals in Timor-Leste.

The Dili Weekly is a 24 page tri-lingual (Tetun, and key content in English and Portuguese) publication in print and aslo online at

The Dili Weekly provides weekly independent news to readers in an independent Timor-Leste. The Dili Weekly strives to provide good quality news according to international journalism standards.

The Dili Weekly is striviing to become a self-sustainable publication, through revenue generated from sales and advertising.

The Dili Weekly is a legal entity and is registered with Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Trade, Commerce, and Industries as a media organization business since 2009.


Meet the Staff

Emanuel A. Braz | Director | Managing Partner
Florinda Barreto | Operations Manager
+670 77253429
Faustina de C. Pereira | Administrative Officer
+670 77936699
Isabel Ermelita | Edtior/Trainer (Tetum)
Paulina Quintão | Reporter Venidora Oliveira | Reporter
Yustina Atok | Translator (English) Lorraine McBride | Gender Media Mentor/Educator
Osvaldo Gonçalves | Graphic Designer  

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