Feb 19, 2016

ABC denies journalists visited Nauru on tourist visas

The Republic of Nauru said it had changed its visa policy because the ABC had "dishonestly entered the country as a tourist". But the ABC says no ABC journo did any such thing. Crikey journalists Josh Taylor and Myriam Robin report.

The ABC has said no ABC journalists have entered Nauru on tourist visas, in contrast to claims made by the government of Nauru.

The Republic of Nauru Twitter account tweeted this morning that the country would be changing its visa processes after the ABC “dishonestly entered [the] country as a tourist and failed to declare they were media”. Another tweet slams the “sadly deceptive” behaviour that “disadvantages others”. The tweets were deleted, and a statement was issued stating that “some media representatives” had entered Nauru on false documentation:

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