The journalist, Simon Eroro, really really deserves the award from News Limited for his story on Free West Papua militants. Crossing rivers and jungles was tough enough, but in order to get access he had to agree to the group’s cleansing ritual . . . a circumcision with a bamboo stick.
And to think that Woodward and Bernstein get so much credit for just meeting a guy in a garage.
Eroro uncovered new information about the tribe. No, it wasn’t the lost tribe of Israel. Eroro showed the cross-border movements of Free West Papua militants from Indonesia into Papua New Guinea. The Free West Papua rebels have been fighting for the independence of the remote Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.
The members follow traditional customs and often wear penis gourds “with the sizes varying according to status.” It is a pretty high price to pay for a scoop but I guess this is what is meant by “out of your gourd” . . .
Source: Telegraph as first seen on Reddit.