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Tuesday 8 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Broadcasting Commission probably did not intend to become a self-confessed "Boardcasting Commission" this morning in a press statement announcing that the Board is imposing new controls on the public broadcasting of political content.
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Monday 7 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, March 27-April 3, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Friday 4 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Broadcasting Commission TBC stopped broadcasting all campaigning programs of candidates for the April General Election on the evening of Wednesday April 2, according to one of the candidates.
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Monday 31 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, March 24-27, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Tuesday 25 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, March 17-20, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Wednesday 19 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, March 10-13, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Thursday 13 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Talaki on March 5 reports that the Democracy Committee will carry out a survey in a month's time to determine the popularity of its eight candidates, who are now campaigning independently. The top three will then be creamed off to contest the election, with the committee's endorsement. It is expected that the rest will withdraw voluntarily, with no mud-slinging. Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, March 3-6, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Thursday 13 March 2008
Paris, France
"From now on, we will organise activities every 12 March to condemn cyber-censorship throughout the world," Reporters Without Borders said. "A response of this kind is needed to the growing tendency to crack down on bloggers and to close websites.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) will not petition the Australian Government to remove Fiji from participating in the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) in the Solomon Islands as suggested by a group of Pacific journalists.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Taimi on February 25 reports that a 16/11 suspect has told some of the Demo bosses that if they will not do something before his trial in March then he will do something. Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, February 25-28, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Thursday 21 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, February 11-14, 2007. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Wednesday 13 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, February 4-7, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Thursday 7 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga's 2008 triennial Parliamentary Election only 11 weeks away Tonga's Broadcasting Corporation manager says that political programs by candidates will be allowed to air on the government controlled national television Tonga, but they will be subject to some censorship.
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Wednesday 6 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, January 28-31, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Wednesday 30 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, January 21-24, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Tuesday 22 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, January 14-17, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Monday 14 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 36-year old woman was extradited from Fiji last week over the alleged misappropriation of monies exceeding $100,000 pa'anga at the ANZ Bank in Tonga. The suspect, a resident of Tatakamotonga, has been with the bank for eight years, according to a report in the Taimi on January 7, and she remains in police custody. Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, January 7-10, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Tuesday 8 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An elderly Italian, who reputedly earns $100,000 annually from growing tomatoes on one acre of sandy soil, told the Taimi of December 27 that Tongans are hard workers, but they need organization and direction. The solution to Tonga's economic woes is in the hands of the Tongans themselves. Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, December 26, 2007- January 3 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Thursday 3 January 2008
Paris, France
In 2007 a total of 86 journalists and 20 media assistants were killed, 887 arrested, 1,511 physically attacked or threatened, 67 journalists kidnapped and 528 media outlets censored.
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Monday 24 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, December 17-20, 2007. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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