A satellite image of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption.

Covering the Tongan tsunami from abroad, with no communications

Tongan journalist Agnes Tupou reflects on how they provided reassurance to Tongan people abroad after the volcanic eruption and tsunami.

SBS Radio World Radio Day

Trust in public radio – World Radio Day 2022

Join us in celebrating radio as the most trusted, prevalent, and accessible medium around the world.

journalists

Fury in Tonga at new limits imposed on media

Journalists in Tonga are angry at new regulations they say clamp down on media freedom.

TBC Studios

Restructure highlights ongoing struggle for TBC

The repositioning of two prominent journalists sparks further concern of government interference at the Tongan public broadcaster.

TBC Studios

Tonga broadcaster saga prompts media freedom discussion

Media freedom has come under the spotlight in Tonga ever since the prime minister threatened the public broadcaster over his dissatisfaction of their reporting. Our 2017 travel bursar, Koro Vaka'uta, went to Tonga to investigate.

RNZ Paul Thompson

Tongan Prime Minister continues his attack on the public broadcaster

Public Media Alliance President, Paul Thompson writes in support of public media in Tonga, which has become the target of Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva.

TBC Studios

Concern as Tongan public broadcaster is labelled “enemy of the government”

The Public Media Alliance calls on the Tongan Prime Minister to respect the independence of the Tongan Broadcasting Commission (TBC) and its role in holding government to account.

World Press Freedom Day 2016

PMA CEO Sally-Ann Wilson reflects on global media freedom and our concern for public media in Tonga

A driver for the Pacific digital transition roadmap

Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s chief engineer went on a successful fact-finding and supplier-shopping mission to this year’s IBC through our bursary