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IPI urges Tonga PM to end harassment of local journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined 28 other members of IFEX in calling on Tongan Prime Minister Samuela ʻAkilisi Pohiva to end the harassment of local journalist Viola Ulakai and to cease threats to have her suspended. Ulakai, head of programmes and news at the publicly-owned Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC), had been urging the […]

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Letter: Tonga government refuses to renew license for critical newspaper

HM King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Office of HM the King The Palace Office Nuku’alofa Kingdom of Tonga Vienna, 3 March 1997 Your Majesty, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives from newspapers, magazines, broadcasting organisations and news agencies in 98 countries, is deeply concerned about the latest setback to […]

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Letter: Journalists imprisoned in Tonga

HM King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV The Royal Palace Nuku’alofa Kingdom of Tonga Vienna, 22 September 1996 Your Majesty, The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors from newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and news agencies from 86 nations, is deeply concerned over the jailing of journalists in Tonga. As reported by the Pacific Island […]

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