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Obama Imposes Strict Media Ban on New Zealand Trip

Obama Imposes Strict Media Ban on New Zealand Trip
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By    |   Tuesday, 20 March 2018 01:17 PM

Former President Barack Obama has imposed a strict media ban and gag order on his events this week in New Zealand, Newshub reports.

Members of the media can attend the events but can't report on them from inside; live streaming, tweeting or posting is explicitly banned; media can't ask questions; attendees are not allowed to record anything.

It's all locked down.

"Whenever President Obama undertakes private engagements, one of the conditions is that they're closed to public reporting," organizers from Air New Zealand and the NZ Council told Newshub.

Obama's fee is reported to be $400,000.

Obama plans to play two rounds of golf while he's there, at least once with Sir John Key, former prime minister.

He will also participate in a "moderated conversation" with the U.S.-NZ council — no questions allowed — and meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Newshub reports.

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Former President Barack Obama has imposed a strict media ban and gag order on his events this week in New Zealand, Newshub reports.
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