Tuvalu is a Polynesian nation comprising nine coral atolls relatively low in elevation (4.5 meters above sea level). Situated midway between Australia and Hawaii, Tuvalu has strong transnational links with New Zealand, Fiji, and its closest neighbor, Kiribati. This entry provides a brief overview of Tuvalu’s media and communications landscape.


Tuvalu gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1978 and is one of the smallest nations in the world, with its 2018 population estimated to be 11,147. Tuvalu receives income from the sale of rights to the Internet domain .tv as well as from the Tuvalu trust fund, fishing licenses, foreign aid, and remittances from Tuvaluans living in Australia and New Zealand.

Tuvalu is described by environmentalists as a sinking nation due to the effects of climate ...

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