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Wednesday 5 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Etuate Lavulavu, the Founder and Director of the 'Unuaki 'o Tonga Royal University is suing the Tonga Broadcasting Commission for defamation.
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Monday 3 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are informed this week by the Kele'a that the strategy adopted by New Zealand and Australia to counter the growing influence of China among Pacific nations, is faulty. Critical of the appointment of New Zealand and Australian nationals to administrative posts in Pacific countries' departments of police, immigration and customs, the Kele'a declares that this is neo-colonialism and a wrong approach by these two countries. The Kele'a concludes by invoking its motto, "It will make the people angry".
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Thursday 30 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Radio Tonga's Senior News Editor, Siaosi Lavaka, who was dismissed last week by the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, wants to know why he was dismissed and to have a right of reply.
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Wednesday 29 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kele'a reacts to suggestions by the Parliamentary Reform Committee chairman, Noble Luani, that political reform should proceed at an unhurried pace and not be aired publicly, while the topic was still being debated by the committee. It accuses Noble Luani of siding with the government and called for his immediate dismissal. It also blames the government for having bridled the committee and claims that political reform is now going in circles. The Kele'a advocates the termination of a committee that it describes as a waste of money, time, and a cause of people's anger.
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Wednesday 27 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reporting of political news and parliamentary proceedings by the news staff of the government-controlled Radio Tonga and Television Tonga has been on hold since Friday June 15.
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Sunday 13 May 2007
Paris, France
Reporters Without Borders hailed a campaign called Australia's Right to Know that was launched today by a coalition of leading Australian news media including News Ltd, Fairfax, ABC and SBS with the aim of combatting the erosion of press freedom resulting from the country's legislation.
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Friday 23 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Editor of the Kele'a newspaper, Tavake Fusimalohi was arrested and charged with sedition and defamation yesterday, March 22.
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Monday 12 February 2007
During the past months and in the process of rebuilding our own organisation, we have been trying to find ways to improve our news services to our many readers from all over the world. Just last week we have introduced a system whereby the content of the Matangi Tonga Online is divided into three categories: Premium Content, Delayed Premium Content and Free Content.
Friday 19 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New TBC television and FM Radio stations will go on air in Vava'u in early March, according to the General Manager of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, 'Elenoa 'Amanaki.
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Monday 15 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government is taking three days to look at how its information services performed in the lead-up to and following the events of November 16, and the Prime Minister's Office has called in its former nemesis, Kalafi Moala, to lead them through it.
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Monday 20 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are back! Since we left our burning building on Thursday evening, 16/11, we have witnessed the destruction of the central business district of Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 2 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since May China's Central Television CCTV has been offering the only television service in Tonga that is broadcasting free 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Monday 13 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's local news media, during the past week has featured a letter writing Ping Pong match between the Talaki and Radio Nuku‘alofa, and the Kele'a over the high cost of electricity and Shoreline's highly paid executives.
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Friday 16 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The development of the Tonga media during the past four weeks has been unprecedented, particularly in broadcasting, with a new international television broadcaster launching a Tonga service.
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Monday 21 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new services Sky Pacific Television and Radio Australia...’s FM 103 were launched in Nuku'’alofa today in a partnership with the Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC).
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Monday 10 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's local television stations marked two milestones recently.
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Saturday 1 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While the Friday Taimi 'o Tonga and the Talaki claimed that the Ministry of Forestry has been operating illegally, the other three newspapers, the Tuesday Taimi, the Kele'a and the Kalonikali featured other lead stories.
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Monday 26 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The coverage of the local newspapers published in Tonga last week, from September 20-22, focused mainly on the aftermath of the national strike by the Civil Servants, and a proposal by politicians for political change.
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Monday 1 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A report by the BBC News about the Tongan strike, published on the BBC news website on 28 July, 14:07:09 GMT, wrongly attributed quotes to the Matangi Tonga web-site. The Matangi Tonga has not reported Finau Tutone, the President of the Public Service Association, as saying such things.
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Monday 6 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Monday, June 6, 2005 - 11:28 President of the PDP, Teisina Fuko, blamed Nobles and church leaders for the success of the May 26 march led by a rival democratic group; meanwhile, the Piveni Pikula Shoreline revelations continue, in Tonga's local press this week May 29- June 3.
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