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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 professionals – Otelio Ote and Emanuel Braz.

The first issue hit the streets on 31 January 2008.

The Dili Weekly is a Tetum (English-Portuguese on hold) 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 was initially a 24 page tri-lingual (Tetum, and key content in English and Portuguese) publication in print but has since transitioned to an online newspaper -

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 news media organization business since 2009.

The Dili Weekly is also a registered news media organisation with Timor-Leste's Press Council.


The TDW Team

Emanuel Braz | Director | Managing Partner | Senior Editor

Otelio Ote | Director | Non-Managing Partner | Senior Editor

Florinda Barreto | Operations Manager

Faustina de C. Pereira | Administrative Officer

Miguel Conçalves | Sub-editor

Paulina Quintão | Reporter

Celestina Soares | Reporter Junior

Januario Soares | Advertising Coordinator

Osvaldo Gonçalves | Graphic & Web Designer

Lorraine McBride | Gender Media Mentor/Educator