Despite the tough internet / web environment that exists in Timor-Leste, with a single provider offering an expensive service due to a monoploy in the Timor-Leste telecommunications sector - Tempo Semanal's online edition has just topped 24,000 visits by over 11,000 unique visitors in just 14 months. These visitors have viewed over 47,000 distinct pages on the Tempo Semanal website.
When viewing the above Google Analytics from the Tempo Semanal website it is clear that our readership has risen dramatically in the last 6 months.
Additionally, in July 2009 Tempo Semanal launched TEMPO SEMANAL TVand since then Tempo Semanal has published 34 video editions for an average of 8.5 per month. These videos have been viewed on over 9,200 occasions.
TEMPO SEMANAL TV (above)
Tempo Semanal is pleased to announce that we have had readers from over 147 countries around the world with the top 15 being as pictured below. Interestingly, we have had hundreds of readers from Bosnia - presumably reading our coverage about the Bosnian UNPOL who deserted his Timorese wife and child in Timor 4 years ago, the May 2009 story is here and another one here.
Tempo Semanal receives a small but important amount of support from media friends in Australia but no support from donors in Timor-Leste. It is a sound and profitable private venture which has gone from small things to bigger things in the past 3 years. Tempo Semanal hopes to make major advances in the next 24 months.