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New Zealand/ Tonga
What do you do?
Reporter, Editor, Researcher
Pacific Media Centre
Fields of interest
sustainable development, poverty reduction, policy
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Hello, I'm Josie. I'm write and do research for the Pacific Media Centre based at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. I used to work for Tongan Woman magazine and Tonfon Television in Tonga. I'm interested in Pacific politics, Pacific culture and Pacific people.
Born and raised in Tonga with frequent visits to Fiji, where my mother is from. Received a BA in Political Science and French from the University of Hawaii, where I first learned to appreciate the value of indigenous identity and perspectives, and the notion of political agency (barely existent in my culture when growing up).

Returned to Tonga and worked for three years, first as a journalist and then a media and marketing rep for a Communications Company, while tutoring in the local branch of the University of the South Pacific. Witnessed some of the nation's biggest democractic and political developments in 2005 and 2006, including the November o6 riots.

Now in NZ doing an MA degree in Communications Studies and working as a research assistant and reporter for Pacific Media Watch, a monitor of media freedom and media developments in the Pacific. My research focusses on the democratic movement in Tonga and its relationship to media. I hope to learn more about organizing activist organizations and networks in the Pacific region.

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Women’s Fund for Peace and Human Rights accepting nominations for the Yayori Award


The Japan-based Women’s Fund for Peace and Human Rights has launched the Yayori Award to recognize the efforts of women activists, journalists and artists who have been working at the grassroots-level with socially marginalized people in order to create a 21st century free from war and discrimination. The Fund is especially encouraging younger activists to apply for the award. Geographically, the preference is given…


Posted on July 9, 2010 at 13:30

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At 2:19 on June 16, 2011, Sia Adams said…
Hey Josie do you update your page or just like me 'o neglect? hehe .. anyways 'ai keke hanga 'o 'ai mai 'eku ki'i tohi ke tika ke send ki he ki'i Fellowship Climate Change ... kae feigna'i fo'i story ke put up he website ke send 'aki e form ... hahaha
At 10:24 on November 26, 2009, Sia Adams said…
Thanx Josie!!!! .... hehe
At 22:15 on August 20, 2009, Poli Leger said…
Hey!!!! ko Ti ʻeni mo ʻene kaumeʻa ʻe ʻikai pe ke na toe ʻosi kinaua mahalo te na pehepehe ai ki he mate loua ʻa e ongo nusipepa..

so r u still in Tonga or you long gone back....
At 4:54 on August 20, 2009, Sia Adams said…
oh and forgot to ask about your research? how's it coming along? ko 'eni ia we're too busy with Ashika to do anything else ... 'osi mei fo'i au he write e sad story .. sad ay ...
At 4:52 on August 20, 2009, Sia Adams said…
hahaha ... ko ia Josie me'a ee tuku na'a toe hola fanga admirer ia .. LOL
At 3:30 on August 20, 2009, Poli Leger said…
Hi Josephine!!!!!

so howz the research been going???

well nothing much around here even to research on just tangutu noaʻia pe you know how we do it around the Talaki office coz u sometimes visit.

well just thought to stop by and say hi and gud luck with all the research...
At 15:30 on August 2, 2009, Gbolahan Okanlawon Adedotun said…
My country is in the western part of Africa,it is the biggest black nation in the world in terms of population,a nation of over 140million people and lot of interesting tourist site. The country was named nigeria.
At 10:50 on June 19, 2009, Olivia M Fukofuka said…
Hi Josie! Glad 2 c u here :D


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