Tempo Semanal will mark it's third anniversary on 28 October 2009.
It will celebrate this important date in colour.
On October 26 2006 in the middle of the Crisis, Tempo Semanal started with just $1,500, and for the first 2 years its staff worked with no salary. Back then Tempo Semanal only had 12 staff, with limited experience, poor quality equipment or none at all.
In those days we got moral support from friends, and some small but critical help and support from Fairfax Media for some per diems.
In terms of journalism Tempo Semanal have learned alot from both mistakes and succeses, and we have had many of both in the last three years.
Now, three years on, we thin we can proudly say that Tempo Semanal is the leading media outlet, let alone weekly print and internet paper, to uncover corruption in Timor-Leste.
Today we have 13 correspondents in across the country, with access to small salaries and better equipment.
In 2006 Tempo Semanal had just a small circulation of a few hundred, but now it is over 3,000 copies every week. We went from an 8 page copy to now a 16 page black and white. These newspapers reach 442 villages and more then 1000 schools in Timor-Leste every week.
To mark Tempo Semanal's second anniversary we launched our internet edition at http://temposemanaltimor.blogspot.com/ on 28 October 2008. Since that time Tempo Semanal's internet edition has shown that we are making very good progress. In fact it seems sometimes more people read Tempo Semanal outside the country than inside the country. We thank all of our 2,705 friends on facebook for reading us - most of these are Timorese working or studying abroad - people who want and need to know what is happening back at home in the land of their birth.
The internet edition has had 40,000 page views by 20,000 visitors in the last 12 months. These readers come from over 140 countries around the world, with the top ten being Timor-Leste, Portugal, USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Phillipines.
We always take into acount your criticims, opinions and sugestions to improve our service.
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Thank you / Obrigado barak duni!