Are you required to provide you personal information for it to be verified? Is it possible to use an Alias?
I'm not knowledgeable as to whether or no news papers keep that information confidential, but I would have the same concern that you are having.
The only thing I can suggest is that if you are able to use an Alias do it to protect your confidentiality. What you are doing is commendable; kudos to you
I hope this helps!
A very grateful Alumni of the Level I WoR Sequoia 2011, Ben Lohmond, CA, USA
and Advanced WoR Alta 2011, Alta, UT, USA.
The strength of a man isn't in the weight he can lift; it is the burdens he can understand and overcome.