The JFCC has set up a fund in the memory of our former member Sander Thoenes, the Financial Times journalist killed while on reporting duty in East Timor last year.
Funds raised will go towards financing East Timorese students to study journalism at the University of Queensland in Australia. The trust fund in Sander's name is administered by the university based on strict criteria established by the JFCC.
We feel helping East Timorese to get some formal journalism training - and ultimately strengthening the quality the East Timor press - is something Sander would have whole-heartedly supported.
We appeal to you to give what you can to the fund and tell all of your friends and contacts about our fund raising efforts.
Donations can be made through the committee of the JFCC at the above address or, preferably, by lodgements directly into the following account set up in Sander's name.
SANDER THOENES MEMORIAL FUND
ANZ PANIN BANK
PANIN BANK CENTRE
JL. JEND. SUDIRMAN
ACCT #: 586834-00013
Sander was the first foreign journalist killed on assignment in Indonesia, or East Timor, since 1991. He was an active member of Jakarta's journalist community and a committee member of the JFCC. He is missed by us all.
Thank you in advance for any donations you can make to this worthwhile fund.