New Narratives’ Selection Committee

A group of leading independent activists and journalists will form New Narratives’ selection committee to choose six media houses that will be the recipients of three years support for journalism and business model development under our Excellence in Investigative Journalism Program funded by the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia. The committee members are: Silas Siakor is…

Tecee Boley Alum and NNL Board Member

Tecee Boley  is a leading radio and print reporter. Tecee has reported for Okay FM radio and for FrontPage Africa newspaper and FrontPageAfricaonline.com, Liberia’s most widely read newspaper and website, and  United Nations radio. In 2014 she was one of the first African journalists chosen to attend the University of Witswatersrand as a Konrad Adnaeur Stiftung scholar. Before…

Africans Reporting Africa

New Narratives is a team of leading African media houses and journalists using the power of the media to transform their countries. In our pilot project in Liberia, NN journalists grew up during Liberia’s long, brutal civil war where warlords thrived on misinformation to wreak havoc that left nearly 1 in 10 Liberians dead and…

Women lifted Ma Ellen to president in 2005. Will they do it again?

Maima Sackie has lived here in Memeh Town, a collection of mud and thatch-roof houses 30 minutes from Monrovia, for fifteen years, selling potato greens to take care of her four children. The stout 46 year-old, wearing a dark t-shirt and flowery lappa, says incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hasn’t done enough to improve women’s…

Clara Mallah Alum

Clara Mallah is a newspaper reporter in Monrovia. During her time with New Narratives she was a reporter with FrontPage Africa newspaper where she did groundbreaking reporting on a range of issues including child prostitution, unsafe abortions and child rape. Clara won the 2011 Women’s Reporter of the Year award becoming one of just 3 women ever…