Martyn Namorong is an internationally recognized, young Papua New Guinean writer and blogger. He is the Winner of two major National Awards for Writing and Journalism:
2011 - Winner, Crocodile Prize for Best Essay:
2012 - Winner, Excellence in Anti-Corruption Reporting Award
An administrator of influential Papua New Guinea Facebook Group Sharp Talk has her job under threat for comments made regarding the Government Department she works for. The highly corrupt Planning Department that mismanages PNG's development budget has threatened to sack Natasha Panta.
The attack at Natasha is regarded as a threat against social media commentators, democracy and freedom of speech by a rogue arm of the PNG Government.
BELOW IS THE THREAD FROM SHARP TALK REGARDING THE MATTER
A thread on speculation about my removal from work was removed... While it is possible and heading that way, I don't want your sympathy or comfort... It's a personal matter for me to deal with... I criticized my own organization and I'm aware of the consequences... I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILTY FOR MY OWN VIEWS... At this juncture and as admin I wish to stress that while it is democratic right to express your views, be responsible for them. It is a personal matter so my possible termination from work is NOT TO BE DISCUSSED ON THIS FORUM...