ABC ban: News Corp rejects media boycott of Nauru forum

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Press gallery says it won’t cover Turnbull’s trip unless public broadcaster gets visa

  • Amanda Meade
  • The Guardian

News Corp has rejected a boycott of the Pacific Islands Forum by the Australian federal press gallery, which was sparked by a Nauru government ban on the ABC for alleged “bias and false reporting”.

Korp 2bThe president of the press gallery, David Crowe, said on Wednesday that the small pool of journalists, including a reporter, a stills photographer and a TV camera operator, would no longer cover the event if the ABC’s ban were not rescinded.

The gallery’s stance was…

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