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NN editors launch “African Muckraking” at Global Journalism Conference

If you’re going to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg please come and join us for the launch of “African Muckraking: 100 Years of African Investigative Journalism” edited by Anya Schiffrin, Anton Harber and George Lugalambi. The book features groundbreaking work by … More

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New Narratives/Thomson Reuters Begin Two New Reporting Projects

Monrovia – The new year will see two new training and reporting projects kick off for Liberia’s top journalists. The continuing collaboration between New Narratives Liberia and the Thomson Reuters Foundation will offer journalists the chance to learn about extractives … More

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Tetee Gebro Reflects on her Experience Reporting on the Oil Industry in Liberia

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First off, a confession: even as the oil industry in Liberia made a lot of news in our country in the years from 2010, as a practicing journalist I knew very little about it. Like most of my peers, all … More

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Call for Applicants for Extractives Reporting Program

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is working with New Narratives, a non-governmental organization that has been driving improvements in Liberia’s media sector for seven years, to run a program that supports Liberian media to cover the country’s extractives industry. Support for … More

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Liberians’ Health: Generators, Cars Posing Dangers to Residents

James Harding Giahyue

Monrovia – On June 19 this year, two men—Varnie Sarjue and Jusue Vannie – spent the night in the office of GMT Fishery in the Bong Mines Bridge community outside Monrovia. Both men were guarding the company’s properties, and on … More

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Oil Crisis Sparks Shift to Renewable Energy in Liberia

James Harding Giahyue

It stands one storey tall and is painted in radiant orange and green but that is not what makes Emma’s Fashion perhaps the most noticeable building at V.O.A. Junction on the Roberts International Airport highway. What makes it stand out … More

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No Oil but Chevron Leaves Its Mark on Liberia

By Jefferson Massah

As almost all of the oil companies are shutting down operations in Liberia, we look back at what one of the biggest companies Chevron, is leaving behind as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program in Liberia. This is a … More

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RIP to our dear friend and colleague Prince Collins

We are shocked and saddened at the sudden death of our reporter, leading Liberian journalist Prince Collins. Prince was a presenter with Voice of Firestone radio station and a regular contributor to Voice of America. He was also a proud and … More

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Liberian students get scholarship U-turn after journalist reports funding collapse

Derek Thorne, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A Liberian journalist taking part in the Foundation’s Wealth of Nations programme has helped force a U-turn after he reported on dozens of students who had had their funding cut by Liberia’s national oil company, NOCAL. NOCAL hit the headlines in … More

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Call for Applications: New Narratives and Thomson Reuters Foundation Wealth of Nations project

Take part in our new project, run in collaboration with New Narratives, that supports Liberian journalists and news organizations in covering the country’s oil industry. The call for applications is now closed. Please read on for general information about the … More

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CPJ Calls on President Sirleaf to Release NN’s Rodney Sieh

Joel Simon, Executive Director Committee to Protect Journalists

Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of the Republic of Liberia Executive Mansion Capitol Hill, Monrovia Republic of Liberia Dear President Sirleaf A year ago, you became only the second African head of state to endorse the Declaration of Table … More

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NN’s Wade Williams on Ebola in Liberia for The New York Times

By Wade Williams

MONROVIA, Liberia — LIBERIANS have begun calling the days between July 27 and Aug. 3 “the dark week” — 173 new Ebola virus cases and 94 new deaths. How much darker things may get is anybody’s guess. In Johnsonville, a … More

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New Narratives teams with Thomson Reuters for 3-year Oil Reporting Program

New Narratives is delighted to announce it has partnered with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of Thomson Reuters to run a project that supports Liberian journalists and news organizations to cover the country’s oil industry. The project will run … More

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NN’s Wade Williams Features on World Press Day Forum at UN HQ in New York

New Narratives’ Wade Williams, Newsroom Chief of Front Page Africa, was invited to appear on UNESCO panel celebrating World Press Day at UN headquarters in New York City. See the video of the speech here and news about the event here. The … More

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NN’s Mae Azango Features in The Guardian

By Peter Preston

One big reason why Buzzfeed might never win a Pulitzer prize. The NSA revelations, and Africa’s courageous reporters, make it clear that the toughest journalism won’t work as a list or a gallery. By Peter Preston  Sunday 20 April 2014 Editor … More

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New Narratives’ Co-founder is awarded Global Australian Award

New Narratives is very proud our co-founder and executive director Prue Clarke has been honored with the Advance Global Australian Award for Social Innovation. Prue received the award at a glittering ceremony at Sydney’s Opera House. Among the other awardees … More

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New Narratives Reporters Profiled in Valerie Magazine

By Clair MacDougall

After the War, Liberian Women Fight for a New Future MONROVIA, Liberia—As a feminist and reporter based in West Africa, I was drawn to Liberia by the promise of women, who played a significant role in rebuilding a nation left … More

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NN’s Tecee Boley Wins Prestigious Scholarship to South African University

New Narratives is immensely proud that our fellow and Senior Reporter for Front Page Africa Tecee Boley has won the 2014 Konrad-Adnauer-Stiftung scholarship to the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tecee was one of three journalists chosen … More

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NN’s Mae Azango’s Brave Reporting Features on Chime for Change

When Mae Azango wrote her cover story on the health effects of female genital cutting in Liberia’s major newspaper, FrontPage Africa on International Women’s Day in March 2012 she had little idea of the firestorm she would ignite. Within days … More

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A Bruising Battle and Important Win for African News Media by NN’s Rodney Sieh of FrontPage Africa

For the first time in Liberia a news outlet has built up enough credibility and trust that Liberians were willing to rise up to defend it. Perhaps I’ll be able to laugh one day when I look back at my … More

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NN’s Robtel Pailey on High Level Panel at Ibrahim Forum

NN’s Robtel Pailey joined a panel on Safety & Rule of Law with some of Africa’s heavyweights, as part of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation annual Forum, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Panelists included: Dr. Salid Ahmed Salim, former chair of the … More