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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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Wednesday 3 May 2017
Paris, France
Critical times call for critical minds. Today, I call on everyone to sharpen their minds to defend the freedoms that are essential for justice and peace - this is UNESCO’s message for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day. Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2017
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Thursday 27 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Media Freedom worldwide is in the worst state that we have ever seen, according to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, released this week by the Reporters Without Borders.
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Tuesday 3 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Press Freedom Day celebration, today 3 May, is impeded by a demand by the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, for a broadcast journalist in the Tonga government owned media, Tonga Broadcasting Commission, to be suspended. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 21 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2016 World Press Freedom Index that was released by Reporters Sans Frontieres - Reporters Without Borders today, 20 April (in France), showed that there is a decline in respect for media freedom at both the global and regional levels.
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Thursday 10 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A claim by a new Public Enterprise director ‘Ahongalu Fusimalohi in a radio interview that there was $4-8 million pa'anga held in the Operational Account of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission when he and his father, the late Tavake Fusimalohi, left employment with TBC many years ago, has sent the accounting staff of TBC on a search for the alleged missing millions; while a former manager, 'Elenoa 'Amanaki has come out on national television and challenged the veracity of 'Ahongalu's statement.
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Friday 4 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are all accountable every time every time a woman or girl is a target of violence - and raising awareness is important to ensure equal protection under the law and equitable access to justice, stated a briefing for local journalists on Thursday, 3 March in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 4 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day training programme on gender based violence and trauma awareness for Tongan journalists began today, Wednesday 4 November in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 2 November 2015

Paris, France
Today, 2 November 2015, is the 'International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists'. “Every time the perpetrator of a crime is allowed to escape punishment, this emboldens other criminals and creates a vicious cycle of violence,” states Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, who seeks to advance the human right “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”.
Friday 1 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Let Journalism Thrive! is the theme for the 2015 World Press Freedom Day which will be celebrated on May 3.
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Sunday 8 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Confusion over changed ownership of the government newspaper, the Tonga Weekly, has left the publisher-editor Faka'osi Maama and his staff deeply concerned over their jobs and the future of the paper, which has stalled during the take-over.
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Monday 15 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Le’o ‘o Tonga 88.1 FM is the newest radio station in Nuku’alofa which began last week operated by Taimi Media Network in Kolotmotu'a.
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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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Monday 24 June 2013
Suva, Fiji
Fiji free-to-air and privately-owned broadcaster Mai TV (Fiji) Limited has appointed Tongan, Marc Santos as its new general manager.
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Monday 6 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On World Press Freedom Day May 3, Tonga's Attorney General Neil Adsett told journalists in Nuku'alofa that while Tonga's Constitution guarantees Freedom of Speech and Press Freedom, there remains in the Constitution two other conflicting sub-clauses, inserted by an amendment in 2003, which are partly void and should be changed so that it is not misleading.
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Saturday 20 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five award-winning writers received cash prizes on Friday in the first Tongan Journalism Awards programme, organised by the Tonga National Planning Committee for International Women's Day.
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kaivai, a new bi-monthly English newspaper was launched by DRUA PR Media Company Ltd., a newly registered company in Nuku'alofa on Tuesday, March 19.
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Sunday 3 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new television stations and one new FM stations operated by two family businesses in Nuku'alofa are expected to start operation soon after receiving their broadcast licenses from Government on February 1.
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Friday 30 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China's state-owned radio station launched a 24 hours FM service in Nuku'alofa today, offering programs in English and Chinese languages.
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Wednesday 23 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Media and Journalism programme at the Tonga Institute for Higher Education (TIHE) welcomed a donation of $15,000 worth of equipment from the Auckland University of Technology School of Communication Studies yesterday, May 22.
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