Award winning journalist barred from Australian free speech conference

Mimi Mefo has been denied a visa to enter Australia.

Peter Dutton’s NOT TALKING (ODT)

An award-winning Cameroonian investigative journalist invited to give a speech about media freedom at a conference in Brisbane on Friday has been denied a visa by Australian authorities.

Mimi Mefo, winner of this year’s Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award, was due to give the keynote address at the Integrity 20 conference hosted by Griffith University, but was told in correspondence that Australian authorities, “were not satisfied that the applicant’s employment and financial situation provide an incentive to return”.

Award winning journalist barred from Australian free speech conference