Jock Cheetham’s writing and films FreeTheWorld@mac.com

WORLD’S TOUGHEST BIKE RACE?

Click through to smh.com.au below to see the Tour de Timor video ...
http://media.fairfax.com.au/?rid=53480

East Timor’s President, Jose Ramos-Horta, declared the inaugural Tour de Timor, with 288 riders starting the race, a great success.

THE DAWKINS DILEMMA

AS PUBLISHED IN THE SUN-HERALD, SYDNEY, IN MARCH 2010

WORKING WITH THEIR HEARTS

FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD IN JULY 2010

Sister Tess Ward meets East Timorese friends when she drops off some medicine to an elderly woman.

A battle to worship in peace

A protester in central Jakarta at a multi-denominational rally in support of religious freedom and tolerance on August 15, 2010. The rally followed the attack on a HKBP congregation in Bekasi on August 8.
Photo: Lina Nursanty

Luspida Simanjuntak, the lady pastor from the HKBP church in Indonesia, leads a service. The congregation was attacked last year (2010) by angry and radical Muslims.
Photo: Jock Cheetham

Luspida Simanjuntak, the lady pastor from the HKBP church in Bekasi, on August 8, 2010, after enduring a wave of protesters against the Christians who had come to worship in Ciketing, outside Bekasi.

 

east timor films – islands of hope

They're all over the world. Shoes flung over wires. But why? This short film finds some people with theories and answers.


Shot in Sydney, Australia, around New Year's Day 2008.

SHOES ON A WIRE

See also carers.org.au

disability carers in john howard’s office

The Carers Alliance is a new Australian political party that ran for the Senate in the 2007 election. They stand for the interests of people with disabilities and their carers. 


In this video, carers take their concerns to the electoral office of the then prime minister, John Howard. During moving testimonies, they reveal a little of their lives caring for children with disabilities.

Jock Cheetham is an Australian journalist.

HOW TO BUY A BICYCLE

Tips on how to buy the right bike

Australian journalists protested against the defamation case brought against the East Timorese journalist Jose Belo, below.  See their letter in PDF. The case has since been dropped.

INJUSTICE

Jose Belo was at risk of jail for publishing investigative journalism

Isaac Dinsdale holds his son, Shannon, in this photo taken a few years before Dinsdale’s death in 2005.

WHO KILLED ISAAC DINSDALE?

Investigation of an unsolved crime


The Sydney Morning Herald travel piece on East Timor... stuff to see and do. Why go?


Click here to find out...


http://bit.ly/fEp9do

LITTLE COUNTRY LIMBERS UP

My travel article from 2010