The government is accusing ABC of “blatant interference in Nauru’s domestic politics.”
Electoral observers in Nauru must include access to news media within their reports to ensure human rights are fully respected.
There are strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia’s asylum seeker policy and its offshore immigration detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
Free expression and human rights organisations have reacted to the government of Nauru’s decision to block certain services on the internet and to amend the criminal code to impose new penalties on expression.
Nauru’s Facebook ban follows government censorship of state media and a new $8,000 fee (approximately USD $6,340) for foreign media to enter the country, according to opposition critics.
Opposition MPs were suspended in Nauru for criticising the government’s refugee centre and revoking visas for the country’s top judges.
It’s no secret that the Pacific Islands will face rising sea levels, coastal flooding, and deadly storms as a result of climate change, a fact reiterated in this week’s report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Unfortunately, few people realize that these island nations are also home to a disappearing press sector. While […]
The small Pacific nation of Nauru has opted for an innovative way to discourage foreign media scrutiny of a touchy human rights issue: jack-up the cost of a journalist visa 40-fold. The move is aimed at detering foreign media outlets and freelance journalists from seeking to report on the country’s treatment of asylum seekers.
The government should allow Nauru Broadcasting Service to fully report politics leading up to the 8 June 2013 general elections, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.
(PINA/IFEX) – The following is an 18 February 2009 PINA statement: Freedom of Information key to rid corruption in the Nauru Government 18 FEBRUARY 2009 YAREN (Pacnews) – “Making information accessible to the public means that government is transparent and that the public is better able to hold government accountable.” Nauru’s President, Marcus Stephen MP, […]
(PINA/IFEX) – On 9 August 2001, PINA called on leaders of Pacific Islands Forum nations to take immediate action to ensure that recognised regional journalists are not stopped from covering Forum summits. PINA said that if the Forum leaders do not do this when they meet in the Central Pacific nation of Nauru next week, […]
(PINA/IFEX) – On 7 August 2001, the Pacific news service PINA Nius Online reported that Nauru has refused to allow Agence France-Presse (AFP) South Pacific correspondent Mike Field to enter the country in order to cover next week’s sixteen-nation Pacific Islands Forum summit. PINA Nius Online reported that the PINA Secretariat in Fiji is urgently […]