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19 October 2017

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Sad news indeed. Still had a whole lot more to offer to her profession. Sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

Sad, very sad indeed.

May God bless and comfort the last two remaining family members - her loving husband and daughter.

Rosalyn Albaniel Evara was a brave journalist working in very difficult circumstances.

She was the last remaining journalist from the two major papers in PNG willing to contact me regularly and ask for a different perspective on PNG's economy.

Sometimes she wasn't able to get the 'controversial' article through the 'editorial' processes, but sometimes she did.

I hope that more PNG journalists are able to take inspiration from her courage. PNG journalism does not do enough of their important but challenging job of really informing the PNG public about public policy issues facing PNG.

It is too easy to ignore other perspectives and just run the government's line on issues.

PNG needs more journalists with the professionalism and integrity of Rosalyn. It is a sad day for improving public policy understandings in PNG.

My condolences to the family - I will miss her emails.

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