Susan Connelly – Forty-five years ago, on October 16, 1975, five Australian-based journalists near the town of Balibo were reporting on the impending Indonesian invasion of Portuguese T
Balibo Five & 1975 Invasion
October 15, 2020
July 3, 2020
Helen Davidson and Christopher Knaus – Decades-old documents relating to Australia's involvement in the Indonesian invasion of Timor-Leste will remain secret after a court upheld the A
March 6, 2020
Robert Baird – The Australian lawyer who helped uncover the Timor-Leste bugging scandal says Australia had direct, advanced knowledge of the threat that faced the murdered Balibo Five
March 3, 2020
Christopher Knaus – Lawyer Bernard Collaery says Australia had direct knowledge of the dangers facing the murdered Balibo Five journalists, citing a damning report suggesting Australia
January 28, 2020
Graeme Dobell – Australia had a part in East Timor's march to tragedy and a key role in its salvation.
January 3, 2020
Isal Mawardi, Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto invited veterans of the Seroja Operation in East Timor to his private residence in Hambalang on Wednesday.
September 2, 2019
Sophie Raynor – There are 100,000 people tonight in Tasi Tolu, a wide, flat, dusty expanse on Dili's outskirts, near the capital's western bus terminal, with enough space to fit all th
August 17, 2019
Dian Kurniati, Jakarta – The Presidential Palace invited 55 members of the Nanggala Team to the commemoration of the 74th anniversary of Indonesia's proclamation of Independence at the
April 28, 2018
Andrew Greene – The head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) has made a historic appearance before a tribunal to argue intelligence files on East Timor and Indonesia ca
April 27, 2018
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has refused to explain why documents about Australian spy operations during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor should remain secret.
Andrew Greene – Australian intelligence operations that took place during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor should stay secret, the head of the country's overseas spy agency will
December 20, 2017
Sydney (Media Alliance/Pacific Media Watch) – Two journalists from Timor-Leste will benefit from the Balibo Five-Roger East Fellowship in 2018, an initiative of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Al
September 29, 2017
Remembering the Balibo Five In the month of August, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA was proud to support the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) co-host two public events featuring East Timorese J
March 16, 2017
Daniel Flitton – The site in East Timor where Indonesian troops killed five Australian journalists in 1975 will be transformed with the construction of a new conference centre after a $100,000 dona
December 17, 2016
Duncan Graham – Greig Cunningham wants to know how and why his brother Gary died.
October 17, 2015
Balibo, Timor-Leste – The people of Balibo in Timor-Leste marked Friday's 40th anniversary of the killing of Australian-based journalists by invading Indonesian soldiers with a quiet gathering out
October 16, 2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Bal
Molly Schmidt – A son of one of the five Australian-based journalists killed in Balibo, East Timor, has asked the Australian Federal Police to re-investigate the case – on the day 40th anniversary
October 15, 2015
"The truth is never too young to be told, nor too old." So said Coroner Dorelle Pinch as she summed up the 2007 inquest into the deaths of the Balibo Five in East Timor.
Nick Xenophon and Clinton Fernandes – Forty years ago on Friday, five young men met their deaths in a small corner of a foreign field.
Angelo Risso – Barely a week goes by without Tony Maniaty thinking about Balibo.
September 23, 2015
Without war correspondents to tell the truth, all we'd be told are official lies, says Shirley Shackleton, widow of reporter Greg Shackleton who was murdered while reporting from East Timor.
September 13, 2015
Jessica Longbottom – It is almost 40 years since a group of Australian journalists known as the Balibo Five were gunned down by Indonesian forces in East Timor on October 16, 1975.
August 17, 2015
The widow of Australian journalist Greg Shackleton says it's a disgrace that a retired general implicated in the murder of the Balibo Five has been appointed chief of Indonesia's intelligence agenc
December 18, 2014
Luke Buckmaster – Director Robert Connolly's 2009 expose Balibo is based on the true story of Australian journalists the Balibo Five, who were captured by Indonesian militia in the epon