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Monday 30 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election reporting workshop for journalists, alongside media presentation training for women candidates in Tonga's 2017 general election, is being held from October 30 to November 3, in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 26 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day workshop on "reporting for elections" was held this week ahead of Tonga's General Election on November 16.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017

Brussels, Belgium
As Journalists celebrate World Press Freedom Day around the world today, 3 May, a report issued by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) shows that press freedom is declining as threats to independent journalism increases. The study highlights that on a daily basis, journalists face killings, attacks, violence, bans and intimidation just by doing their job.
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Friday 11 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Fiji was issued with three 12-year licenses to operate the paid television network, Sky Pacific, by Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khayum, Fiji’s Attorney-General and Minister for Communications in Suva, Fiji on Monday, 7 March.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Bali, Indonesia
A call for action to include media in the global development agenda was released in a 'Bali Road Map' at the end of a Global Media Forum on August 28 in Indonesia.
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Friday 14 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter writer to the Kele'a and the newspaper, along with its publisher and editor, were ordered to pay a total of $249,442 in damages and costs in a civil defamation case that was brought by the Tongan Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano and six Cabinet Ministers, including the Minister of Justice Hon. Clive Edwards.
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is pleased to announce the launching of Tonga's first community FM radio station on Niuatoputapu, a remote island in northern Tonga. The historic launch took place on 25 May this year.
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Tuesday 1 November 2011
Washington DC, USA
Bob Woodward, one of America's best known journalists, believes that journalists should be persistent and relentless in pursuing the truth. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 20 November 2008
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The PNG Media Council president Joe R. Kanekane has called for increased dialogue between the government, newsmakers and the media. Mr Kanekane said access to information has been, and continues to be the biggest impediment to development of the country.
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Sunday 2 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
The release of the Fiji Human Rights Commission report on the "freedom and independence of the media" by Hawaii-based academic Dr James Anthony this week has reignited controversy on the role and responsibility of media. By Geraldine Panapasa
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Friday 29 February 2008
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Fiji government has ordered that Papua New Guinean Martha Waradin, wife of deported Fiji Sun newspaper publisher Russell Hunter, also leave the country with her daughter. By Harlene Joku
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Tuesday 26 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) has strongly condemned the deportation to Australia of Fiji Sun Editor in Chief, Russell Hunter, by Fiji's interim government.
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Wednesday 30 January 2008
Paris, France
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Fiji TV reporter Emily Moli and cameraman Shalendra Datt for "disobeying a police order" on 23 January, when they went to cover a dispute between the principal and administration of Rishikul Sanatan high school in Nasinu.
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Thursday 2 October 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The Oceania Broadcasting Television Network was fined Tongan $750, and its two presenters, Sangstar Saulala and Semisi Kailahi were also fined T$500 each for defaming the former Minister of Justice, Tevita Tupou.
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Tuesday 23 September 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Sangstar Saulala, Semisi Kailahi and Oceania Broadcasting Television Network OBN were found guilty of criminal defamation for defaming the former Minister of Justice, Tevita Tupou, at the Supreme Court, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on September 19.
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Monday 8 September 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The failure of the Crown to win a court case against the Taimi 'o Tonga newspaper continued last week with the dismissal by a jury in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on September 3 of a criminal defamation case against Mateni Tapueluelu, the Editor of the Taimi 'o Tonga.
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Saturday 26 September 1998

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku‘alofa’s sole television broad-casting station, TV7, run by the Oceania Broadcasting Network, has declined to broadcast news items prepared by Radio Tonga staff.
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