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TRIC Lectures and Seminars - 2013

Martyn Namorong - Corruption in Papua New Guinea

As part of a two-week study tour in Australia, Martyn Namorong, presented a public lecture for the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption. Martyn investigated the hearings of the Commission of Inquiry in Special Purpose Agriculture Business Leases (SPABL) in the East Sepik Province on his blog the Namorong Report,

As a result, he won the overall prize at the 2012 Excellence in Anti-Corruption Reporting Media Awards. An award supported by the UNDP, ABC, Transparency International (PNG), Business Alliance Against Corruption (BACA) and British High Commission in Papua New Guinea.

At the Seminar Martyn discussed corruption issues in Papua New Guinea, including the Ok Tedi mine from the perspective of someone who lives in the western highlands.

While in Canberra he met with people active in anti-corruption activities, before going on to Sydney to meet with leading investigative journalists in Sydney, and members of civil society organizations committed to exposing corruption.

Martyn's study tour was supported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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