New Narratives is very proud our co-founder and executive director Prue Clarke has been honored with the Advance Global Australian Award for Social Innovation. Prue received the award at a glittering ceremony at Sydney’s Opera House. Among the other awardees were space scientist Chris Boshuizen and movie director Baz Luhrmann.
The award recognized the groundbreaking work Prue has done at New Narratives in helping African journalists hold African leaders to account and bring information to their people. In her acceptance speech Prue paid tribute to the reporters of New Narratives who had been jailed, forced into hiding, threatened and offered enormous bribes to curtail critical coverage but went on doing their jobs with the conviction that they will bring change. See more about the awards here.