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Sunday, December 9th, 2018


Reliable information critical

Tongan media team at the event

PEJN partners UNDP in media workshop on climate reporting By ILIESA TORA NADI, Fiji – December 4, 2018: 2.25pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Journalists must research their information on issues they talk about and provide reliable news only, Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Mr Vishwas Sapkal said in Nadi yesterday.

Tuna nations bid to climate-proof EEZs and other initiatives likely to help Tonga


By Viola Koloamatangi Ulakai  HONOLULU, Hawaii – December 9, 2018: 9pm (TBC): The eight tuna rich nations in the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) group are looking into ways of maintaining the current size of their valuable 200-mile exclusive economic zones even if sea-level rise means they lose land to rising sea levels brought on by climate change.

‘Tuna diplomacy’ is one of the game-changers for the Pacific

PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru

By Pita Ligaiula in Waikiki, Hawaii HONOLULU, Hawaii – December 9, 2018: 11.15am (PACNEWS): Tuna has shaped regional politics and influenced the relationship between Pacific Islands States and major trading partners including China, Japan, United States and Taiwan and South Korea.

Pacific push for Albacore measures at WCPFC meeting in Hawaii


By Pita Ligaiula in Waikiki, Hawaii HONOLULU, Hawaii – December 9, 2018: 11.02am (PACNEWS): Proposals on important measures for albacore tuna – the most important tuna for temperate Pacific countries – are expected to be prioritised by Pacific nations at this year’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting here in Honolulu, Hawaii from tomorrow.

IFJ Survey: two-thirds of women journalists suffered gender-based online attacks


66 % of the women journalists who were victims of online harassment suffered attacks based on their gender, according to the results of the IFJ’s survey released today. The results also reveal that while half of these attacks were reported in just 13 % of cases was the harasser identified or brought to justice. SWITZERLAND – December 9, 2018: 10.45am (IFJ News): Online harassment affects both male and female journalists.

Tonga win Oceania U20 Championship over Samoa

Tongan athletes are also part of the anti doping process set up

By Thomas Airey  APIA, Samoa – December 9, 2018: 10.16am (Samoa Observer): The Samoa Under-20 rugby team will miss next year’s World Rugby U20 Trophy after their second straight loss to Tonga.

Fiji faces Spain in Cup quarterfinal after close 21-19 win over England

Jerry Tuwai tries to stop the English attack in Cape Town earlier this morning. Fiji won 21-19. Photo: WORLD RUGBY

SUVA, Fiji – December 9, 2018: 10am (Fiji The Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s side will face Spain in the second cup quarterfinal of the Cape Town 7’s after edging England 21-19 in their last pool match this morning.