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Nuku’alofa – November 22, 2021: 2.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Law Week, currently being held in Tonga this week, is focused on promoting the ‘Social Media and Law’ theme to members of the community.

The Attorney General’s Office launched the Open Day of the ‘LAW WEEK’ at the Digicel Square in Nuku’alofa this morning.

The public were invited to the occasion attended by Guest of Honors, the Attorney General, Mrs Linda Folaumoetu’i and Hon Poasi Tei, the Minister for MEIDECC.

Hon Poasi Tei hands out prizes earlier today as AG Ms Linda Folaumoetu’i watches on. Photo: Nuku’alofa Times

The theme for AGO Law Week 2021 is “SOCIAL MEDIA & THE LAW”.

Hon Tei said the objective of Ago Law Week 2021 is to inform the public of the legislation and regulations that is applicable to social media that address the use of any communication platform to abuse, harass or harm a person, especially on social media.

Television and Radio programs have been arranged by the Attorney General’s Office, Tonga Police and CERT Tonga, which will share information on the legislation and what it means.

Law enforcement officers at the Law Week launch this morning at the Digicel Square in Nuku’alofa. Photo: Nuku’alofa Times

Radio programs will be aired on 87.5FM and 88.6FM.

A special play was performed by the Fili Tonu group showing the consequences that we will get on abusing others on social media.

Mrs Folaumoetu’I thanked all those who turned up at the launch.

Prisons’ chaplain Rev Semisi Kava blessed the event.

Ombudsman’s Office staff at the Law Week launch earlier this morning. Photo: Nuku’alofa Times

The AG’s office organized competitions leading up to the event and prizes given out were:

POSTER COMPETITION

1st – Joshua Siamomua $300

2nd Salote Fukofuka $200

3rd – Fifita ‘Ovaleni $100

Hon Poasi Tei hands out prizes at the launch. Photo: Nuku’alofa Times

POETRY COMPETITION

1st –Kelepi Pasikala $300

2nd – Sara Mamata $200

3rd Suliana Takai $100

ESSAY COMPETITION

1st – Pasivulangi Havea $300

2nd – Robert Muller $200

3rd Finau Sitani $100

Booths set up to support Law Week in Nuku’alofa earlier today. Photo: Nuku’alofa Times

TIKTOK/SHORT VIDEO COMPETITION

1ST – ACTS COMMUNITY SCHOOL FORM 5 & 6 $300

2ND – SENIOR 1 GROUP A, OCEAN OF LIGHT $200

3RD – SENIOR GROUP B, OCEAN OF LIGHT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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