Freelance photographer Matthew Abbott prevented from entering the country when applying for visa at Port Moresby airport

An Australian journalist who was denied entry into Papua New Guinea believes he has been blacklisted from the country because he reported on conditions at the Manus Island detention centre.

Photojournalist Matthew Abbott, whose work at Manus Island last year was published in the Guardian and other publications, was detained by immigration officials at Port Moresby airport on Friday after getting off a flight from Brisbane.

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