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MAT calls out distributors of fake news as inconsiderate

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 25/03/2020

The Media Association of Tonga calls on the public to be considerate during these times and avoid spreading fake news as journalists who are members of the association, endeavor to bring you credible and correct information.

President of MAT Taina Kami Enoka urges the public to wait until the information is official and not breaking news from individuals.

The president cautioned those who was spreading fake news to stop it as it undermines the profession of journalism in Tonga.

Taina also mentioned a need for a code of ethics and a complaints council where this matters could be handled.

She thanked governments for the regular press conferences in order to keep the public informed.

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