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Mae Azango, Liberia Country Manager

Mae Azango is one of the best known reporters in Liberia. Her consistent dedication to telling the stories of ordinary Liberians in FrontPage Africa newspaper has won her acclaim in Liberia and around the world. In March 2012 Mae was forced to go … More

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Prue Clarke Co-founder, President

Prue Clarke is an award winning journalist and media development specialist. Her reporting has appeared in Newsweek, the Guardian, the Financial Times, The Times of London, CNN and on public radio and television in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. Since … More

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Rodney D. Sieh Publisher, FrontPage Africa

Join the Free Rodney Campaign. Rodney D. Sieh is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Liberia’s biggest selling independent newspaper and website FrontPage Africa. Under Sieh’s leadership FrontPage Africa has set a new standard for journalism in Liberia with groundbreaking reporting that … More

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Joanna Devane Executive Director

Joanna Devane is an international multimedia journalist and award-winning broadcast producer/director. From investigative current affairs to human-interest features, Joanna has produced thought-provoking television packages, series and documentary films for CNBC, ABC and CNN. Her work has taken her all over … More

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Eric de Cavaignac Advisor and Board Member

Eric de Cavaignac has more than 20 years experience in media, communications, and eCommerce businesses.  The majority of his work experience has been focused on international development, beginning his career at AT&T, expanding voice and data communications networks in Asia … More

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Lonnie Isabel CUNY Director of the International Program

Lonnie Isabel is an associate professor and director of the International Reporting program at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He has had a long career as a reporter and editor. Formerly, deputy managing editor of … More

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Ken Harper Visual & Digital Director

Ken Harper is an award winning designer, professor, photojournalist and media educator. He has worked as a multimedia designer and producer for The Rocky Mountain News, MSNBC.com, New York Life, Bausch & Lomb and various non-profit organizations including the United Nations, the Bahá’í … More

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Tina Pamintuan CUNY Director, Radio Projects and Initiatives

Tina Pamintuan began her career at National Public Radio where her favorite task was writing science and adventure scripts for Morning Edition’s Radio Expeditions. In 2001, she was part of a small team that won a Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton for … More

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Glenna Gordon Photography Coach

Glenna Gordon is an award-winning photographer who splits her time between West Africa and New York. Gordon works as a documentary photographer, covers news, does work for NGOs, and trains journalists and photographers in Africa. Her work has been published … More

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Leymah Roberta Gbowee Advisor

Leymah Gbowee is a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. She is one of Africa’s leading peace and women’s rights activists. As war ravaged Liberia, Leymah Gbowee realized it was women who bear the greatest burden in prolonged conflicts. … More

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Femi Oke Advisor

Femi Oke is a multi-media international journalist, broadcaster and producer. She is currently a national correspondent at New York Public Radio. Femi became internationally known for her reporting on Africa after joining CNN International in 1999. She also hosted CNN’s … More

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Susan Marcinek Co-founder, Advisor

Susan is a project manager who has worked with non-profits and media companies such as Jazz at Lincoln Center and Time Inc., amongst others. Susan saw NN executive director Prue’s vision for a new media capacity building model in Africa … More

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Agnes Umunna Fallah Kamara Advisor

Agnes is a Journalist, Radio Producer/Presenter, Community Activist—and recently added Author to her many accomplishments with the publication of And Still Peace Did Not Come, a memoir of survival during the Liberian civil war. She helps to record stories from … More

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Emily Schmall Advisor, former Liberia Country Director

Emily is a multimedia journalist from Chicago, Illinois. She has written for the The New York Times, Newsweek, the Financial Times, The Miami Herald, Forbes and Bloomberg News, among others. She has produced multimedia for NPR.org, WSJ.com, The Guardian and … More

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Irris Makler Advisor

Irris Makler has been working as a freelance foreign correspondent, covering the war on terror that has dominated the past decade. She was one of the first journalists into Afghanistan after 9/11. She filed extensively from Iraq since the American … More