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Latest World and Regional News in Tonga - Newspaper Matangi
Matangi Tonga is an online newspaper providing Tongan news in both English and Tongan. It is operated by Vava’u Press. The newspaper’s Nukuʻalofa office was destroyed in the fires and rioting in November 2006.
Latest World and Regional News in Tonga - The Times of Tonga
The Times of Tonga, also known as Taimi o Tonga, is published by the Taimi Media Network Ltd from Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The Times is the online version of Taimi ‘o Tonga, which started publication in April 1989. Taimi is published twice a week, while Times is updated daily and is edited by longtime free-lance writer Sione A. Mokofisi. The newspaper’s owner and publisher is Kalafi Moala, a Tongan-American citizen who in the early 1990s, with the help of fellow editor Faka’osi Maama, established one of the most popular and controversial Polynesian media prints in Tonga and New Zealand. Times editor Sione A. Mokofisi served as U.S. correspondent on the Tongan Chronicle when privatized by the Tongan government and sold to Mr. Moala’s Taimi Media Network, Ltd.
In 2002 editor Mateni Tapueluelu was charged with sedition and forgery over the publication of a letter claiming king Taufa’ahau Tupou IV had a secret fortune.
In 2004, the newspaper was banned under a new Media Operators Act, which prohibited foreign owned publications. The law was later overturned by the Supreme Court, and the Times was issued with a media licence.
In 2005 Tonga’s Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala claimed that the newspaper’s legal problems were due to a personal vendetta by then Police Minister Clive Edwards

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