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.
Some 8,800 Tongans were online by June 2011 (InternetWorldStats). There are no curbs on internet access.
- Tonga Chronicle - state-owned weekly
- Times of Tonga - privately-owned, published from New Zealand
- Matangi Tonga - privately-owned magazine; website carries news in English
- Tonga Broadcasting Commission - state-owned, operates Television Tonga
- DigiTV - digital cable TV