updated Sun. October 22, 2023
Asia Pacific Report
May 1, 2017
... because Timor-Leste is all too familiar with the consequences when media freedom is restricted. “Please do not forget that we in Timor-Leste are still waiting for Indonesia's accountability for the killings of the Balibo Five and Roger East in 1975, as well as of Agus Muliawan and Sander Thoenes in 1999.”ÃâÃÂ ...
The Sydney Morning Herald
August 10, 2016
... Timor he would find people in every village and town who suffered because of the brutality of Indonesian forces under his command during those tumultuous months of 1999. I would like to ask the co-ordinating minister about the Indonesian soldiers who murdered my Dutch colleague, Sander Thoenes,ÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2016
They were also the first to encounter the badly mutilated body of 30-year-old journalist Sander Thoenes, who had been kidnapped days earlier. “At the end of the day we received a grand total of zero counselling,” his colleague said. The six-month tour shattered the 23-year-old. Back in Brisbane, StewartÃâÃÂ ...
October 28, 2015
The young entrepreneur has been the recipient of awards from the African Studies Association, Hampshire College's $60K Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, the Sander Thoenes Research Award, and two Ingenuity Awards. Yasmine was recently invited to theÃâÃÂ ...
October 26, 2015
Jabhat al-Nusra militants in Syria. Queensland man Mathew Stewart, a former Australian soldier, may now be working as a trainer with them. Photograph: Medyan Dairieh/ZUMA Press/Corbis. Private Mathew Stewart had been in East Timor less than 48 hours when his platoon found Sander Thoenes.
December 2, 2014
In Trail of Murder: Indonesia's Bloody Retreat, Step Vaessen confronts her past to tell the story of her friend and fellow journalist, Sander Thoenes, who was murdered by an Indonesian military battalion in East Timor in 1999; in Not Yet Kenyan , Mohammed Adow delves into issues of belonging and identityÃâÃÂ ...
September 19, 2014
I remember the night 15 years ago when the phone rang, and I was told my best friend, a Dutch reporter named Sander Thoenes, had been murdered. Sept. 21 will be the 15th anniversary of that moment that changed me forever, of that call I still remember vividly like it was yesterday. I feel for the friendsÃâÃÂ ...
November 3, 2013
... the day that Battalion 745 murdered my friend, the Dutch journalist Sander Thoenes. Indonesia invaded East Timor in 1975, leading to an occupation that was often violent and bloody. The pro-independence guerrilla force, Falantil, fought for freedom. It is believed that one-quarter of the population died.
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