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Thursday, May 3rd, 2018


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.