NN’s Mae Azango Wins Major Canadian Press Freedom Award

Please see CJFE’s announcement below: CJFE announces 2012 International Press Freedom Award Winners 2012 International Press Freedom Award winner Mae Azango (CNW Group/Canadian Journalists for Free Expression) Media Mae Azango (Liberia) and Rami Jarrah (Syria) risked their lives to report the news in their countries TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ – Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)…

NN’s Tecee Boley Named IJNET Journalist of the Month

New Narratives is delighted our senior fellow Tecee Boley has been named the International Journalists’ Network (IJNET) Journalist of the Month. Tecee joined NN in July 2010 and has since notched up a string of scoops and awards including a Pulitzer Center grant to cover Water and Sanitation issues and Liberia’s Development Reporter of the…

NN’s Mae Azango is Awarded the Minnie Lee Walker fellowship

NN is proud to announce our reporter Mae Azango, of FrontPage Africa, has been awarded a newly created reporting fellowship in honor of Minnie Lee Walker. The fellowship is given by the Alliance for East Africa, an organization that supports grass roots programs in Africa. It was started by Mrs Walker’s daughter Jean Wr. The…

NN’s Tecee Boley Selected for State Department Reporting Tour of US

New Narratives fellow Tecee Boley has been selected for a 10 day reporting tour of the United States looking at “Youth in Politics” in the lead up to the American election. Tecee was chosen by the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Press Center for the tour that will take her to Washington on June 10…

NN’s Prue Clarke in The Guardian on How Donors Limit Impact by Not Funding Media

Mae Azango is one courageous reporter. But she is also a potent weapon in the fight for human rights. Azango’s reporting on female genital cutting (FGC) in her native Liberia brought death threats and sent her and her nine-year-old daughter into hiding. Three weeks later, the Liberian government, having never dared speak publicly about the traditional practice, had taken steps to…

NN’s Wade Williams Wins Prestigious Dag Hammerskjold Fellowship

NN is madly proud of our reporter Wade Williams of FrontPage Africa newspaper for becoming one of four journalists chosen for the 2012 Dag Hammerskjold fellowship. Wade will spend three months in New York learning about the United Nations and covering the 2012 General Assembly. This fellowship follows Wade’s recent double victory at Liberia’s national…

NN’s Mae Azango guest speaker at conference in New York on Saturday

NN’s Mae Azango will be guest speaker at the Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation conference in New York City on June 16. The event will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street New York, NY Among the awardees at the awards event in the evening will be women’s rights…

NN Executive Director Prue Clarke to appear at Deutsche Welle 2012 Global Media Forum

New Narratives’ Executive Director Prue Clarke will present at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn on June 25-27. Prue will join a panel entitled Gender in Journalism and Media Training with experts from Tunisia, Ethiopia, Germany and the USA. Please see more on the conference here and see a video about the conference here.  …

NN Reporters Win 4 National Reporting Awards, Most Ever for Women

New Narratives fellows won 4 awards and were finalists for most categories in Liberia’s annual national media awards presented by the Press Union of Liberia (PUL). Tetee Gebro of NN partner Sky FM won best business story of the year for her piece on the impact of the rise of food prices in the country. She…

NN’s Tetee Gebro to Appear On Panel at New York Film Festival on Global Human Rights

Tetee Gebro, a reporter for New Narratives’ supported Liberian radio station SkyFM, will appear on a panel at the City University of New York’s Global Film Festival highlighting the work of documentarians and journalists covering issues relating to human and women’s rights. Tetee was one of two reporters in New Narratives’ network to do groundbreaking…

Newsweek/Daily Beast Reports on Bravery of NN’s Mae Azango

Liberian Writer Mae Azango Forced Into Hiding for Story on Female Genital Cutting by Danielle Shapiro Mar 23, 2012 4:45 AM EDT Ever since she published a front-page story about female genital cutting within a secret society of women, the Liberian journalist Mae Azango has lived in fear, and threats have sent her into hiding—but she says…

NN’s Mae Azango Interviewed By Radio France International

Liberian journalist urges women to speak out on excision Journalist Mae Azango Glenna Gordon By Laura Angela Bagnetto Liberian journalist Mae Azango has been forced into hiding after publishing an article in the Liberian daily Front Page Africa on the practice of female genital cutting or excision in the country. Azango, a New Narratives fellow talks to RFI’s Laura-Angela Bagnetto about…

Amnesty International Joins Calls for Police Protection of Mae Azango and Her Sources

DOCUMENT – LIBERIAN POLICE MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT JOURNALIST AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 13 March 2012 Liberian Police Must Take Immediate Action to Protect Journalist Mae Azango, an investigative journalist based in Monrovia, is receiving death threats after publishing a story in FrontPage Africa uncovering the practice of female genital mutilation of girls [FGM]…