WHAT I DO
I have been a regional human rights activist in the Asia-Pacific region since 1996, and have been closely involved with Human rights and human security issues directly involving Australia’s nearest neighbour, the island of New Guinea, since 1999.
I have gained extensive experience since this time in active human rights service, and in the process I have formed and maintained a large network of useful allies and sympathisers in all areas of human rights, refugee protection, peacekeeping, environmental protection, fisheries, aid monitoring, national parliaments, government, military, security, and intelligence. More to the point, I have an unparalleled grassroots base within my areas of interest and operation. These contacts, and friends, span the entire Pacific region, and globally.
I currently am coordinator for West Papua Media Alerts which reports the latest independently verifiable news from West Papua. News reports are posted by journalists, both on the ground in West Papua, and around the world. We are also involved in providing citizen media training and capacity building for witness broadcasting.
A new initiative which I founded is Project Cockatoo, which is an exciting new project to deliver safe source secure mobile broadcasting and communication technologies for activists and citizen media operating in repressive contexts. Please watch this site closely for more details on this groundbreaking project.