Some of you will have seen Balibo, but many more of you will know vaguely the story: that of five Australian journalists killed by Indonesian soldiers during the invasion of East Timor in 1975. They were Greg Shackleton, Tony Stewart, Gary Cunningham, Brian Peters and Malcolm Rennie. Technically they were two Australians, a New Zealander, and two Brits, but all were Australian residents and working for Australian media in the form of Channels 7 and 9. An older AAP journalist named Roger East went to follow up on their disappearance, at a time when they were yet to be confirmed dead, and two months later was executed himself when the Indonesians took the capital Dili.

For those who haven’t seen it, you should. Just be warned that while the ending of the story is already known, this article still contains a bunch of spoiler — via

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