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Fernando Lasama de Araujo

‘The Balibo House Trust wishes to acknowledge and commemorate the untimely passing of our friend and hero of Timor-Leste, Fernando Lasama de Araujo, founder of RENETIL, of Partido Democratica, former Deputy Prime Minister and, at the time of his death, Minister for Education and Co-ordinating Minister of Social Affairs. We join with the people of […]

“Light offsets darkness” – the work of the Trust celebrated in print

Two of Australia’s largest newspapers, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, have featured the work of Balibó House Trust in their flagship weekend publications. You can read the article online here: or view a scanned copy of the article (copyright Fairfax Media) here: Balibo House Trust_SMH-Age_October_2013

Remembering the Balibó Five, 38 years on

Today, we honour the sacrifices and celebrate the lives of Garry Cunningham, Brian Peters, Malcolm Rennie, Greg Shackleton and Tony Stewart on the 38th anniversary of their murders. The five men were murdered in Balibó by Indonesian forces on October 16th, 1975 to prevent them from reporting on that country’s impending invasion of Timor-Leste. Fellow journalist Roger […]

Shirley Shackleton awarded the Order of Timor-Leste Medal

Shirley Shackleton has been awarded one of Timor-Leste’s highest honours, the Order of Timor-Leste Medal, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to peace and humanity in the country.  The Honourable Tom Uren AC, was also awarded the Order of Timor-Leste Medal, which was accepted on his behalf by his son, Mick. The Ordem de Timor-Leste Medalha was […]