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Solomon Islands reporters also unable to ask questions of Retno Marsudi

Solomon Islands reporters also unable to ask questions of Retno Marsudi

Updated 3 March 2015, 18:25 AEDT

The fallout from the visit of Indonesia's foreign minister to PNG, Solomon Islands and Fiji continues today, with a prominent Solomon Islands journalist criticising the decision to not allow the media to ask her questions.

Retno Marsudi visited Honiara at the weekend, and journalists were told they would not be allowed to speak to her.

Earlier in Papua New Guinea, local journalists were told by the foreign affairs department they would not be allowed to raise the sensitive issue of West Papua.

Ofani Eremae says the West Papua issue is one local reporters would have wanted to raise with the Indonesian foreign minister.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Ofani Eremae, journalist with Solomon Star newspaper

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