The contempt case of the 'Tongan three'
Also translated articles by jailed editor Kalafi Moala and MP 'Akilisi Pohiva.
Media commentators see the jailings of two Taimi 'o Tongajournalists and an MP whistleblower in Tonga as the most serious threat to media freedom in the South Pacific since the Fiji coups in 1987. But Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka sees the harsh move as a lesson for journalists. Other critics regard the issue as one of a need for greater professionalism.
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