Backgrounder – By Rory Callinan, of The Age, Melbourne
I have seen some censorship in my 20-plus years as a journalist reporting from Australia and various countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
But what I saw on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea has made me uneasy about press freedom in the Pacific and the Australian government’s approach to reporting on the detention centre.
Last week photographer Nick Moir and I were on the island to report on the aftermath of the riot at the detention centre, which left one asylum seeker dead and about 70 injured. Read more »