You are here

Results for News Media

Wednesday 5 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga copied Singapore's suppressive media laws when it drafted its new media legislation that came into force this year, Tongan journalists marking World Press Freedom Day in Tonga on May 3 were told.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 2 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anyone who has any doubt over the intention of the Tongan government to use its Newspaper Licensing powers to bully the local press must take note of what took place on Monday, March 28, when the editors of three licensed newspapers, the Taumu'alelei, the Talaki and the Tonga Star, were called to the Prime Minister's office to be told off by 'Eseta Fusitu'a, the Registrar of Newspapers.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 18 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only one of Nuku‘alofa's two bookshops has been issued a license to sell publications.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 11 February 2004

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On February 6 Tonga set its clock back 20 years to the early 1980s, when the only newspapers available were the government newspaper, the Tonga Chronicle, and church newspapers.
Wednesday 11 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government gagged Press Freedom when it amended Clause 7 of the Tongan Constitution last year, Laki Niu, the President of the Tongan Law Society, told Tongan media operators on February 9.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 4 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan people, for the last three weeks have been deprived of reading newspapers, including the Tongan government's own newspaper.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 28 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 152 plaintiffs are signatories to a writ, calling for a Judicial Review of the media legislation enacted by the Tonga government last year, which curtailed freedom of speech and introduced restrictive print media licensing.
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 24 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The USA government does not like the move by the Tongan government to regulate Press Freedom, according to the USA Ambassador to Tonga, David Laurence Lyon, who visited Tonga January 14-16.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 14 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Police raided village shops in Tonga last week confiscating copies of the Taimi 'o Tonga newspaper, and also seizing cash from shops that had sold newspapers.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 30 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no Christmas cheer for the Tongan media from the Tonga Government this year. In the Christmas Eve mail postmarked "Nuku'alofa December 24, 2003" were the Gazetted copies of the government's new Media Legislation, which had been withheld from the eyes of the local press after being signed by the King in November this year.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
These days if Tongans are befuddled by their independent news services, then their government’s information machine is no better. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga office of the Taimi ‘o Tonga Newspaper has been told by the Business Licence Sector of the Ministry of Labour and Commerce it will not extend its business licence to operate in Tonga when the weekly newspaper’s quarterly business licence expires on December 31. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev. Simote Vea said that sermons tend to be prophetical and they are worried that with the new draconian law restricting free speech, if government will try to prosecute church ministers who are prophesying things which may sound anti-government. -Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Disregarding strong public protests and the opposition of People's Representatives, the Tongan Government pushed through a bill for Constitutional change on October 16. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 25 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new professional organisation of Tongan news media was officially registered in Nuku'alofa as an incorporated society on 11 November 2003.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The amendment to Clause 7 'Freedom of Speech' of the Tongan Constitution, was passed by the Tongan Legislative Assembly with a vote16-11 on October 16, along with a new Newspaper Act 2003, which was passed 14-8.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 2 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's "March for Freedom" will begin in the three main centres at 12 noon on Monday October 6, the same day that Parliament is due to debate Constitutional change.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 22 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has launched a nation-wide campaign to counter the growing opposition to its proposed amendment to Clause 7 of the Constitution, which will neutralize "Freedom of Speech" in the Kingdom. -by Pesi Fonua
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 22 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sir John Jeffries, the Chairman of the New Zealand Press Council, and Lincoln Gould, the Chief Executive of the Newspaper Publishers' Association and the New Zealand Press Association, visited Tonga from 16-20 September 2003.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The move by the Tongan government to change the Freedom of Speech clause in the Tongan Constitution, and to introduce new laws to regulate the news media in Tonga, is seen by critics as an attempt to gag the press. Several controversial and hastily-prepared bills that were introduced to the Tongan legislature when its 2003 session opened in June, have provoked international outrage and local concern. Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2. By Pesi Fonua
Node is premium Premium content

Pages