Earlier today NITV reporters were invited to film and report on a media conference held by the Constitutional Recognition forum.
The media were told that later that day a full statement would be released to the media, but until 4pm it was under embargo.
Referendum Council representatives, Pat Anderson and Megan Davis then addressed the media conference which was recorded and reported online and on air by NITV who have been the principal media organisation covering the forum for the last three days.
NITV reporters at the media conference did not realise this event was also embargoed and when forum organisers realised it had been reported on, informed NITV they were being ejected from the forum and would be unable to provide any further coverage.
NITV is the leading national media organisation for Indigenous affairs, we believe this is a simple misunderstanding and that to deny our audience coverage of the event is unconsidered and will leave Indigenous Australia less informed about a vitally important story.