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Island Kingdom Strike Back by Kalafi Moala

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The Story of An Independent Island Newspaper - Taimi O Tonga

"Island Kingdom Strikes Back is the first political book by a leading South Pacific journalist and is an indictment of injustices carried out by the royal-backed authorities against dissidents in Tonga, particularly his own independent newspaper which has flourished as the pro-independence movement has grown.

Published in Auckland, Taimi 'o Tonga is now the leading Tongan newspaper and has spawned other papers in the Lali Communications group, including the weekly Samoan International, Cook Islands Star and the Indian Tribune.

The book cites many incidents of victimisation of independent media and political dissidents, including the arrest in February 1996 of journalist 'Akau'ola and two writers of letters to the editor published in the Taimi 'o Tonga and defamation writs designed to gag and ruin the newspaper.

Tonga is described as being "awash with scandals and scams - most, if not all, which [have] some connection to the monarch and royal-appointed government"."


Paperback, 2002, 304pages, very good condition
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