2 Mar 2016

Samoa govt denies radio access claims by Tautua Samoa

3:04 pm on 2 March 2016

Samoa's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has rejected claims from the Tautua Samoa party it has been denied access to state owned Radio 2AP.

A statement from the ministry, which oversees Radio 2AP, says Tautua Samoa has full access to the radio station leading up to this Friday's election.

According to the ministry Tautua Samoa had requested, and got, a one-hour, live, weekly programme on the station.

It also says it took some steps to edit the address made by one candidate, Vaai Papu, after he had used what it deemed inappropriate language on another radio station.

The ministry says 2AP management were mindful of a possible repeat of the same behaviour so there was some on-the-spot editing and a warning against the use of inappropriate language.

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