Tonga profile

State radio and TV tend to be pro-government, while private broadcasters offer little independent local coverage.

Privately-owned newspapers carry opposition views, but journalists can face harassment and threats of criminal charges. A Department of Information oversees all media reporting, US-based Freedom House notes.

More than 40,000 Tongans were online by 2014 (InternetLiveStats.com). There are no curbs on internet access.

The press

  • Tonga Daily News - weekly newspaper and online news service
  • Times of Tonga - privately-owned, published from New Zealand
  • Matangi Tonga - privately-owned magazine; website carries news in English

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