May, 2018


Environment network elect officials, register office in Tonga

The PEJN Office bearers following their election on Tuesday afternoon in Nuku'alofa. Photo: PEJN

NUKU’ALOFA – May 9, 2018: 4.30pm (PEJN): The Pacific Environment Journalist Network (PEJN) has elected its new office bearers who will take the network forward in the next two years.

Pohiva say some media personnel are supporting efforts to remove him

PM Pohiva at the opening of the 2018 Pacific Media Summit on Tuesday evening in Nuku'alofa.

NUKU’ALOFA – May 9, 2018: 4.15pm (ISLANDS BUSINESS): A petition has been distributed in Tonga to have Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva impeached and dismissed.

Environment journalists network launched in Tonga

PINA President Moses Steven, EJN's Imelda Abano and PEJN Interim President Iliesa Tora cut the cake to mark the offical launch of PEJN in Tonga on Monday night. Photo: PEJN

NUKU’ALOFA¬† – May 9, 2018: 3.45pm (PEJN): Pacific journalists have formed a network for the exchange of stories and news content on environment issues in the Pacific.

Ten Out of Ten for Digicel Tonga

Digicel staff at the launch in Nuku'alofa this morning. Photo: DIGICEL TONGA

NUKU’ALOFA-May 4, 2018: 1.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Digicel Tonga is giving away birthday gifts from today, after the company launched its 10th birthday celebration campaign in the capital this morning.

Real Tonga flights to ‘Eua suspended until trees are cut down

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NUKU’ALOFA-May 4, 2018: 10.30am (Nuku’alofa Times): Domestic flights to the island of ‘Eua are currently suspended until trees around the airstrip are cut down.

PM to open Pacific media meeting here on Tuesday

Banner for approva

NUKU’ALOFA-May 4, 2018: 10am (Nuku’alofa Times): The Prime Minister, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, will officially open the 5th Pacific Media Summit here in Nuku’alofa on Tuesday.

Nauru waives journalist fees for Pacific Islands Forum

President Baron Waqa of Nauru

YAREN,¬†Nauru-May 3, 2018: 3.15pm (RNZ PACIFIC/NAURU GOVT): Nauru has waived visa fees for journalists covering this year’s Pacific Islands Forum.

Petition calls for Tonga PM’s resignation

PM Pohiva is now being pressured to resign

NUKU’ALOFA-May 3, 2018: 2.30pm (RNZ PACIFIC): A group of Tongans is preparing a petition which calls for the resignation of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.

Journalists Federation calls for governments’ support

world media

NUKU’ALOFA-May 3, 2018: 12.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): As the worldwide media family observe World Press Freedom Day today, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says that the recent spike in violence targeting journalists is a stark reminder that there can be no press freedom when journalists live and work in fear.