NN has broken major stories on issues including child labor, child trafficking, teen prostitution, female genital cutting, drug trafficking and unsafe abortions prompting repeated policy changes and actions by government and international agencies.
In March 2012 NN reporting prompted Liberia’s leaders to shut down traditional societies that practice female genital cutting.
NN’s media houses have seen a rise in audience share and advertising revenue as NN reporting helps set them apart from other media. In doing so, they’ve encouraged rival media to lift their standards to compete. NN journalists have won a loyal following from Liberians who recognize their work as independent and truthful. They have won more than 30 national reporting awards, including the first awards ever to go to women reporters.
NN’s women reporters have become high profile role models changing attitudes about women within media and across society. NN reporters have won acclaim abroad with the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Press Freed Prize, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and awards from Reporters Without Borders, the Pulitzer Center, Thomson Reuters, GIZ, the KAS Wits University Fellowship and the UN Dag Hammarskjold fellowship.