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  1. Cambodia accepts refugee dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | NEWS.com.au

    ... policy, asylum-seekers who arrive by boat are denied resettlement in Australia and sent to Papua New Guinea and Nauru (pictured). CAMBODIA says it has agreed to take its first batch of asylum seekers from Australian custody as part of a ...

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  2. Former Nauru president slams crackdown on free speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | ABC News

    The former president of Nauru has said he fears new restrictions on freedom of speech will make it impossible to properly campaign for next year's national election. The government has amended the criminal code to make comments deemed in breach of the new amendments an offence punishable by up to seven years in jail.

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  3. Nauru's new law 'restricting speech' criticisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | ABC News

    An expelled magistrate of Nauru and a Pacific media watchdog have accused Nauru of breaching its international obligations by introducing a law restricting free speech. The government has amended the criminal code to make comments deemed in breach of the new amendments of the criminal code an offence punishable by up to seven years in jail.

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  4. Torture prevention urge Nauru to set up detention ...Read the original story

    Friday May 8 | Scoop

    The UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture has ended its first visit to Nauru, which focussed on the situation of people being detained on the island and the need to establish an independent monitoring body for places of detention. During their three-day visit, the SPT delegation visited Nauru's police station and prison, as well as the Regional Processing Center for asylum-seekers, a large facility comprising three separate units housing men, women and families with children who have been attempting to reach Australia.

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  5. Facebook study finds people only click on links that they agree with, ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | The Independent

    ... manipulated moods in secret experiment Facebook updates spread bad moods virally Facebook banned by the Republic of Nauru The new study was conducted by Facebook's in-house scientists, and aimed to establish whether the site's algorithm was creating ...

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  6. Facebook Banned in World's Third-Smallest CountryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WebProNews

    The Republic of Nauru sits in the central Pacific and is home to around 10,000 people. The Micronesian island is 8.1 square miles in total area, which makes it the third-smallest country in the world .

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  7. Facebook has been banned by the government in the Republic of NauruRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies "Nauru is a small country with limited resources, and we do not have the capability to monitor the internet like larger nations, so this move and our new laws are both significant measures.

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  8. The hardest places in the world to visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | NEWS.com.au

    ... smallest country was once among the world's richest thanks to its export of phosphate. But today the Republic of Nauru is struggling, ravaged by the mining industry and tarnished by Australia's controversial detention centre. It's also not the ...

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  9. UN experts urge Nauru to set up monitoring body for asylum-seekersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Newkerala.com

    A group of United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday called on Nauru to set up an independent monitoring body to ensure that the country meets its obligations to treat people in detention correctly. During a three-day visit to Nauru, members of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture visited Nauru's police station and prison, as well as the Regional Processing Center for asylum-seekers, a large facility comprising three separate units housing men, women and families with children who have been attempting to reach Australia.

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  10. UN rights experts urge Nauru to set up monitoring body for asylum-seekers detained on islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | United Nations

    During a three-day visit to Nauru, members of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture visited Nauru's police station and prison, as well as the Regional Processing Center for asylum-seekers, a large facility comprising three separate units housing men, women and families with children who have been attempting to reach Australia. "We were pleased to be able to visit all places of deprivation of liberty on the island," said Malcolm Evans, the chair of the SPT and head of the three-member delegation, which also included experts, June Lopez and Nora Sveaass.

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  11. UN torture prevention body urges Nauru to set up detention monitoring mechanismRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | PressReleasePoint

    The UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture has ended its first visit to Nauru, which focussed on the situation of people being detained on the island and the need to establish an independent body to monitor places of detention. During their three-day visit, the SPT delegation visited Nauru's police station and prison, as well as the Regional Processing Center for asylum-seekers, a large facility comprising three separate units housing men, women and families with children who have been attempting to reach Australia.

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  12. Nauru accused of blocking Facebook to stifle dissentRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | West Australian

    The tiny Pacific nation of Nauru was accused Tuesday of blocking access to Facebook to curb criticism of government policies, including its decision to host an Australian-backed camp for asylum-seekers. The government announced a crackdown last week on Internet access in the deeply religious nation of 10,000 people, saying it was aimed at sites displaying pornography which was "not consistent with our faith and values".

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  13. Nauru block on Facebook stirs protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The New Zealand Herald

    The tiny Pacific country of Nauru has blocked access to Facebook in a move criticised as a "dictatorial" attempt to stifle dissent. As officials insisted the censorship was intended to curb pornography and protect Nauru's "Christian heritage and culture", critics said the remote island nation was seeking to prevent political opposition.

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  14. Asylum seekers distressed as Facebook blocked in NauruRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | The Age

    The Nauru government has blocked access to Facebook under the guise of a crackdown on online pornography, an opposition MP says. The government of the tiny Pacific island has directed the country's only internet service provider "to start blocking applicable websites" as part of a new ban on "internet sites that show pornography, particularly those featuring children".

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  15. Australia: Stop Transfers to CambodiaRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | PressReleasePoint

    Australia should withdraw plans to send refugees from Nauru to Cambodia in the face of continuing abuses against those already in Cambodia, Human Rights Watch said today. Cambodia should reject its deal with Australia and focus on providing proper protections to the refugees and asylum seekers already on its soil.

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  16. Australia recommends its own ghastly 'solution' to EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    ... Indonesia are being held in detention camps, funded and managed by Australia, on tiny Pacific islands the Republic of Nauru (formerly known more happily as Pleasant Island) and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Some are also held on the remote ...

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  17. Nauru police charge 174 refugees for 'unlawful' protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | ABC News

    Nauru police say they have released all 183 refugees who were arrested in connection to mass protests this week, with the majority charged with "unlawful assembly". On Thursday, Nauru justice minister David Adeang confirmed 183 people were taken into custody for supporting public disorder and coaching refugees to use social media.

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  18. Nauru refugees: 'We will not be treated like slaves'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Green Left Weekly

    "We will not be treated like slaves," a refugee forced to live on Nauru said during a series of public protests held by refugees on the island. Hundreds of refugees living in the community, alongside asylum seekers still held in detention camps, have been holding a campaign of non-cooperation and protest since February 25. Children have boycotted class, refugees with jobs have begun a stay-away strike and many are refusing to talk to their case mangers.

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  19. Nauru says 183 refugee protesters arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | ABC News

    The government of Nauru says 183 people have been arrested after protests by refugees, and has described the demonstrators as troublemakers trying to manipulate the media and public. Hundreds of refugees held public protests in Nauru demanding better living conditions after their release from immigration detention on the Pacific island nation.

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  20. Almost 200 refugees arrested on NauruRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | NEWS.com.au

    ... Australian refugee advocates of supporting public disorder and coaching refugees to use social media. "Police in Nauru took action and arrested them in the same way police in Sydney would if this happened in Pitt Street," he said in a statement. ...

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