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Abstract: The use of social media and the involvement of diasporic populations in politics is a growing trend among diasporic Polynesian communities and Island politicians. Auckland-based Tongan media, which are the focus of this article, appear to...
Tongan Ark tells a remarkable story, about a remarkable man, Futa Helu, and his one-of-a-kind, bold, unconventional university called 'Atenisi', the Tongan world for Athens. Ancient philosophy, opera and Tongan culture come together in this intimate...
In Search Of The Friendly Islands, his sophomore publication, is sure to make wakes— and not only with the governing authorities. It is a jolting dose of realism for any Tongan. The title address Moala's scepticism with the myth of a perpetually...
PNG's Melanesian societies with Polyneasian societies like Tonga and Samoa, which evolved the familiar authoritarian feudal structures, which are always in tension with democratic institutions. In melanesia, those who gain political ascendancy and...
On 23 August 1996, all the nine People's Representatives met and agreed to submit to the Parliament of Tonga a petition for the impeachment of the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Tevita Poasi Tupou based on Section 75 of the Constitution.
'Despite the fact that we were given an opportunity to address the [Tongan] Parliament and our [Moala and Akau'ola] legal representive was permitted to pose questions relating to the legality of the proceeding, I already felt that we would be found...
Media commentators see the jailings of two Taimi 'o Tonga journalists 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...
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