Samoa Opposition Creates Newspaper

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First for Samoa , driven by need for ‘alternative news’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, August 17, 2015) – The Samoa opposition says the desire for an alternative news source drove the launch of their first newspaper.

The Tautua Samoa Party's free monthly newspaper 'Tautua Lelei' has an initial run of 2,000 with the first edition now being distributed around the country.

The Opposition Leader, Palusalue Fa'apo II, says having their own newspaper means they will be free to express their views.

"This newspaper will get the message to the people at the back, because at the meantime we are restricted through the media and also the other newspaper in Samoa."

It is the first time an Opposition Party in Samoa has started their own paper.

Palusalue says the newspaper will be an integral part of their election campaign for next year.

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