Major media banned for upcoming Pacific Island Forum on Nauru, home of ‘Australia’s Guantanamo’

“While infrastructure constraints play a role in limited pooling numbers, we are appalled by this attempt to control media coverage,” the New Zealand Parliamentary Press Gallery said.

Nauru’s aversion to media scrutiny stems from the asylum-seeker processing center it hosts on Australia’s behalf, activists claim. With the island only 21 square kilometers (8 square miles) in size, it is close to the summit venue.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/02/asia-pacific/politics-diplomacy-asia-pacific/major-media-banned-upcoming-pacific-island-forum-nauru-home-australias-guantanamo/?mc_cid=23e8c8a480&mc_eid=63743e84d5#.W2f4adgza9Z