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Running scared- how the media left Dili

Volume 6, Issue 1

December, 1999

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Phelan, Liam. (2000). Running scared-how the media left Dili. Pacific Journalism Review, 6(1): 36-44.
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Author(s): Liam Phelan
Publication date: 
January, 2000

'The militia men shot up the front of Dili's Hotel Mahkota. The message was clear—get out now while you can. This act was enough to trigger the vast majority of the remaining journalists to leave.'