Martyn Namorong is a 28 year old Papua New Guinean writer. He hails from Western Province. Martyn spent four years studying medicine and then dropped out in 2009. He sold betelnut for three years during which he wrote The Namorong Report Blog. Martyn has been recognized for his blog. In 2011, he won PNG's highest literary Award, The Crocodile Prize, for an essay he posted on his blog. In 2012, he won the National Anti-corruption Reporting Award for blogging about the Land Grabs in East Sepik Province. He is currently a freelance writer having worked in corporate communications and a short stint on National Television.
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