Australian PM says he won’t use ‘megaphone diplomacy’ over decision to ban reporters from Pacific Islands Forum

Malcolm Turnbull has said it would be “regrettable” if reporters from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation were not allowed to attend the Pacific Islands Forum, but Australia must respect the Nauruan government’s right to refuse ABC journalists a visa.

On Monday the Nauruan government announced it would block the ABC from attending to cover the forum in September, claiming the news organisation is biased, and has now doubled down by labelling the organisation “arrogant and disrespectful” for contesting the visa ban.

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