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kia ora (greetings) from the south seas,
I've been covering corruption, foreign and domestic, across Oceania for ... quite some time now. My main gig at the moment is as correspondent for a regional news magazine Islands Business, based in Fiji, and as volunteer Editor for PFF. Our PFF Chair is in Papua New Guinea, Co-Chair in American Samoa, Coordinator in Fiji and another board member in (independent) Samoa.
I am also Secretary for the New Zealand based Pacific Islands Media Association and have just been approved to set up a New Zealand branch of the Commonwealth Journalists Association.
All sounds very grand, but like everyone else, we operate on the memory of an oily rag - when we're working we don't have any time to worry about opsec, and when we're not working, we don't have any money to worry about opsec.
So I absolutely endorse the idea that tools be as user-friendly as possible. I've been advocating web2 approaches since 2005 (after getting a part-time net cafe job in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, where PFF is registered) but most journos are so insanely busy they have almost zero mental energy to absorb new information, or even run routine malware scans.
Having said that, great to see Albert from Papua on here. Papua is the leading media freedom concern for PFF, whose people encounter such horrific human rights abuse at the hands of Indonesian security forces their situation has been has been termed "genocide." Foreign media are almost completely banned from accessing west Papua, the occupied half west of independent Papua New Guinea. Human rights observers such as Red Cross are also banned.
There are local media, and they need as much (simple) help as possible. Sorry for the whitesplaining, but Pacific culture is not to talk for yourself, let others speak for you.