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Pacific Islands news media struggle to stay afloat

It's no secret that the Pacific Islands will face rising sea levels, coastal flooding, and deadly storms as a result of climate change, a fact reiterated in this week's report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Unfortunately, few people realize that these island nations are also home to a disappearing press sector.

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  • Foreign journalists not welcome as Nauru hikes cost of media visas
  • Foreign journalists not welcome as Nauru hikes cost of media visas

    The small Pacific nation of Nauru has opted for an innovative way to discourage foreign media scrutiny of a touchy human rights issue: jack-up the cost of a journalist visa 40-fold. The move is aimed at detering foreign media outlets and freelance journalists from seeking to report on the country's treatment of asylum seekers.

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