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Tonga signs broadcasting MOU with ABC

AUSTRALIA/TONGA

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) have exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), recognising their longstanding relationship. 

Under the agreement, the ABC and TBC acknowledge their shared history as public broadcasters championing the public interest and supporting democratic values across the Pacific region as well as their functions as emergency broadcasters, offering their citizens access to timely information in times of crisis.

The MOU underpins further collaboration and sharing of knowledge, content and technical expertise while welcoming the ongoing exchange of skills and strengthening of media practices.

ABC Head International Services, Claire Gorman said, “We’re thrilled to be undertaking this MOU with TBC, having worked together over many years. As public broadcasters, we share a mutual understanding of the importance of collaboration and offering informative, educational and entertaining services to our audiences.”

TBC CEO, Viola Ulakai expressed gratitude, saying, “We extend our sincere thanks to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for their support throughout our enduring relationship.”

TBC currently supports the ABC’s broadcast of ABC Radio Australia in Tonga on 103FM and is a partner with ABC International Development in media development initiatives in Tonga, aimed at developing journalism and content making skills to tell Tongan stories through Tongan voices. Australia in Tonga on 103FM and is a partner with ABC International Development in media development initiatives in Tonga, aimed at developing journalism and content making skills to tell Tongan stories through Tongan voices.

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