Reporters Without Borders, or RSF, has condemned China's ban on some journalists covering meetings during the APEC summit in Port Moresby.
Several accredited media, including the ABC and and PNG local media, were prevented from covering events organised by the Chinese delegation and involving Chinese President Xi Jinping, including a dinner with his counterparts from eight Pacific states.
Chinese journalists were apparently the only ones allowed to cover these events.
The RSF said the delegation then cynically invited the excluded journalists to use the recordings broadcast by the Chinese media as the source of information for their articles.
A director of the RSF, Cedric Alviani, said it was intolerable that a foreign delegation would claim the right to choose which journalists can be admitted or not to cover the proceedings.
He said this was a new example of the media control strategy established by Beijing.