Timor-Leste was occupied by Portuguese formerly until 1975. It was then Indonesia occupied Timor Leste, and declared its independence on May 20, 2002. With about 1,2 millions population, Timor Leste tries to live with their neighbors, including Indonesia.
Library of Congress in Jakarta has a relationship with Timor Leste Parliament through its assistance to Congressís HDP program. With courtesy of assistance from the Asia Foundation and the US Embassy in Timor Leste, we still continue to get serials and newspapers.
The majority of what we acquire from Timor is in digital format.
A presidential election was held in Timor Leste on 17 March and 19 April 2012. In addition, Parliamentary elections were held on 7 July 2012. Through the Timor Leste Election 2012 Web Crawling Project, we recorded this historical event in Timor Leste. Public concern has increased as it expands the monitoring, analysis and comments on this event through press, websites and blogs that existing and growing in Timor Leste. Significant total number of new websites has been reached in this project. More efforts are going to be made on focusing on Timor publications especially in electronic format.
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