Island in the southwest Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1968 by the Ripublikee Naoero

Reference

Nauru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres to the east. Nauru is the world's smallest republic, covering just 21 square kilometres. With just over 9,322 residents, it is the second least-populated country after Vatican City. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Nauru | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016: Anxious Dictators, Wavering Democracies: Global Freedom under Pressure
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 84, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
"The government continued to propagate measures designed to suppress criticism of the processing center it hosts for migrants seeking asylum in Australia; the facility, operated by private contractors hired by the Australian government, houses hundreds of people in conditions activists have called inhumane. After the visa application fee for foreign journalists was increased to $8,000 in 2014 ... a reporter from the Australian newspaper became the first foreign journalist granted entry to Nauru in October 2015."