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May, 2018


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.