In November 1998, the Broadcasting and Information Office once again began publishing Tuvalu Echoes, the only newspaper in the country. This publication, along with a Tuvaluan version called Sikuleo o Tuvalu, was originally introduced in the early 1980's, replacing the Tuvalu News Sheet which had been around since separation from the Gilberts in 1976. Publication ceased in the mid 1990's due to lack of funding.
The paper's revival was a commercial effort with assistance from the Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID). Publication is in English and Tuvaluan, and contains a mixture of articles about government activities, celebrations and commercial news. Black and white photos and illustrations are used, and advertising is a revenue source.
Subscription to Tuvalu Echoes is available by airmail, with an
annual (12 issues) rate of AUD$60.00, including postage and handling. The
address for subscriptions is:
This 28 page publication in A5 format is available from the Telecommunications Corporation. There are 658 listed numbers, including 603 telephone, 52 fax and 3 telex. The cost is AUD$14.00 which includes airmail postage, and can be orderd from: