25 Apr 2012

Tonga government to launch new newspaper

3:05 pm on 25 April 2012

The Tonga government is to launch a new weekly newspaper next month.

The Matangi Tonga website quotes the secretary for Information and Communications, Paula Ma'u, as saying the new newspaper is in line with its commitment to a Freedom of Information Policy.

He says the newspaper, which will include a sport section, will emphasise the publishing of news from the government.

The government previously put out the Tonga Chronicle but it ceased publication nearly a year ago.

The yet to be named paper will bring to five the number of weeklies in Tonga.