NN Executive Director to Present at African conference on Media Development

New Narratives Executive Director Prue Clarke will present on a panel discussing business models in African media at the Commonwealth Sierra Leone Media and Development conference in Freetown January 25-27th, 2012. Prue will discuss New Narratives’ innovative approach to media business model building and the work of Columbia University students on the topic, supervised by…

NN’s Leymah Gbowee wins Nobel Peace Prize

New Narratives is ecstatic that our advisor, Leymah Gbowee, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Leymah’s courage and that of her “Women of Peace” in standing up to the warlords who had torn their country apart, has been an inspiration for New Narratives reporters and staff. We have been touched by Leymah’s dedication to giving…

New Narratives in Newsweek

A piece by NN’s Prue Clarke and Emily Schmall for Newsweek magazine caused an uproar in Liberia this month by highlighting the disparity between the way President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is viewed by the international community and the way she’s seen at home. With vote counting underway the President looks certain to face a tough…

FrontPage Africa and New Narratives Fellow Mae Azango Wins Pulitzer 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 the International Conference on Family Planning in Senegal from November 28 – December 3. The…

NN Welcomes First Opinion Writing Fellow, Robtel Pailey

New Narratives welcomes its first opinion writing fellow, Robtel Pailey. Robtel is a writer and activist who has extensive experience in the development world and government. She is a graduate of Howard and Oxford universities and is undertaking her Ph.D. at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African studies in London as a…

A Year’s Success – New Narratives Changing Media Landscape, Awards Fellows

When President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s attention was drawn to the award-winning ‘5 LD for Sex’ lead story carried in the FrontPageAfrica newspaper little was she and the rest of Liberia to realize that a brand new team of female journalists were just beginning to unearth untold societal issues. Covering issues of fistula, rape, abortion, female circumcision,…