NN has broken major stories on issues including war crimes, 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 reportingprompted Liberia’s leaders to shut down traditional societies that practice female genital cutting. In 2018, the president banned the practice.
NN’s media houses have seen a rise in audience share and 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 audiences 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 acclaimabroad with the Committee to Protect Journalists (including the prestigious Press Freedom Prize) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. They have won awards from Reporters Without Borders, the Pulitzer Center, Thomson Reuters, GIZ, the KAS Wits University Fellowship, and the UN Dag Hammarskjold fellowship.