Wade Williams on assignment

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

by Ken Harper  – S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

NN’s Robtel Pailey named to Top 99 Foreign Policy Professionals Under 33

WASHINGTON, DC:  The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy are pleased to announce that Robtel Pailey, Opinion Columnist with New Narratives, has been recognized on the 2013 “99 Under 33,” an international list noting the most influential foreign … More

Wade profile

NN’s Wade Williams Wins German Development Prize for Africa

NN is very proud of fellow and FrontPage Africa Newsroom Chief Wade William who capped a brilliant year last night by winning the German Media Development Prize for Africa at a ceremony in Berlin – on her birthday! The win … More

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf makes historic announcement of day devoted to the  elimination of female genital cutting

NN Reporting Prompts Govt to Announce Elimination of Female Genital Cutting Day

In the wake of the international uproar prompted by death threats against NN Country Manager Mae Azango, the Liberian government has taken the unprecedented step of announcing February 6 will be “Intensifying Efforts for Elimination of Female Genital Cutting” Day. … More

Letter of Support from an Appreciative Reader

By Flomo Freeman, NN reader

Letter from Liberian reader, Flomo Freeman to New Narratives: Today is a very all important one to extend thanks and appreciations to staff and team members at New Narratives media institution. You all are doing an amazing and sacrificial job … More

CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee and NN fellow Mae Azango

NN’s Mae Azango Wins Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award

New Narratives is delighted one of our senior fellows Mae Azango has been chosen as one of four international journalists to receive the 2012 Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award. The award recognizes Mae’s courage in reporting earlier … More

NN’s Proudest Moment: Reporting Prompts Leaders to Herald End of Female Genital Cutting

In a powerful example of the impact support for African media can have, NN’s reporting has prompted Liberian leaders to announce the end of one of the most harmful practices endured by women in Africa. Reporting by NN’s Mae Azango and … More

Jerome, 16, says he faces constant threats of violence as a gay man in Liberia. Photos by NN photography fellow Chase Walker

NN Reports First Interviews With Gay Men in Liberia

NN fellow Wade Williams and photographer Chase Walker have published the first interviews with openly gay men in Liberia. The story was published as gay rights activists have been attacked and faced death threats in the country. The reporting took … More

NN and FrontPage Africa Feature Liberia’s First Interview with Homosexuals

At New Narratives we believe discussing issues in a public forum is the first step to finding solutions that will protect the rights of all people. For that reason we are proud that are reporter, FrontPage Africa editor Wade Williams has … More

US government gives $50K to Liberian rape clinic featured in NN reporting

The THINK rape clinic in Monrovia, featured in New Narratives reporting on child rape, has been granted $50,000 by the US embassy in Liberia to keep up their outstanding work. A 3-year-old rape victim walked into the clinic when NN … More

New Narratives fellow Mae Azango becomes the second Liberian woman to win a US reporting grant.

FrontPage Africa reporter Mae Azango has been selected as one of four African journalists to win a prestigious grant from the U.S.-based Pulitzer Center to cover reproductive health issues. Mae will join 3 other African journalists awarded the grants at … More

Malaysian palm oil plantation is fined by the EPA after extensive reporting by NN fellows exposed misdeeds.

The Liberian Environmental Protection Authority has fined Malaysian Palm Oil giant Sime Darby $50,000 for violating it’s operating permit in the country. New Narratives reporting on the subject revealed that the company had evicted many local people from their homes … More

New Narratives reporter wins prestigious Pulitzer Center grant to travel to World Water Week in Sweden and report on water and sanitation issues.

Tecee Boley, NN fellow and Liberian Women’s Democracy Radio reporter, becomes the first Liberian to win a grant with the US based Pulitzer Center. Tecee will travel to Sweden to attend World Water Week – her first trip outside West … More

Chief of police forces police to arrest a police officer accused of rape and launches investigation into police brutality after reporting by NN fellow Mae Azango and Ichi Vazquez – August 8, 2011

Liberian Police Chief George Bardu has demanded police arrest a policeman who was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl. The move comes a month after NN fellow Mae Azango and CUNY student and NN intern Ichi Vazquez broke the story … More

New Narratives reporters become first women in Liberia to win national reporting awards. July 2011

In a huge night for New Narratives two of our reporters won national reporting awards at the prestigious Press Union of Liberia awards. Tecee Boley of Liberian Democracy Radio was awarded Development Journalist of the Year. Clara Mallah of FrontPage … More

United Nations launches investigation into peacekeepers use of child and teen prostitutes after NN reporting exposes widespread practice.

The UN Mission in Liberia has launched an investigation into the use of prostitutes by it’s 8000-strong force of peacekeepers in the country after NN fellows Clara Mallah and Tecee Boley reported on several young teenage girls who claimed to … More

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf calls on NN reporters to testify on Child Rape Expose.

NN reporters Clara Mallah of FrontPage Africa and Sonnie Morris of SkyFM have appeared at a panel convened by President Johnson Sirleaf and women’s rights activist Leymah Gbowee to testify on the widespread problems of child and teenage rape and … More

President responds to issues raised in NN reporting in the State of the Nation address. January 2011

Four months after NN reporting first caused an uproar in Liberia and the Diaspora by exposing the widespread reliance on prostitution by children as young as 9 to survive Liberia President Johnson Sirleaf has talked of the issues in her … More