NN Reporting Prompts Govt to Announce Elimination of Female Genital Cutting Day

In the wake of the international uproar prompted by death threats against NN Country Manager Mae Azango, the Liberian government has taken the unprecedented step of announcing February 6 will be “Intensifying Efforts for Elimination of Female Genital Cutting” Day. Before the breakthrough reporting by Azango in FrontPage Africa and NN fellow Tetee Gebro for…

“My Ink Is Too Important for Politicians,” NN’s Mae Azango tells Nobel Laureates

NN’s Country Manager Mae Azango told visiting Nobel Laureates in Liberia this week that she writes about ordinary Liberians because politicians will just get fatter on her words. “I want to spend my ink on ordinary people,” Mae Azango told the Nobel Women’s Initiative “Women Forging Peace” Delegation in Liberia this week. See the Initiative’s spotlight on…

NN’s Robtel Pailey and Chase Walker Release Children’s Book on Corruption

Robtel Pailey, opinion columnist for NN and FrontPage Africa, has teamed up with NN’s photographer and FrontPage graphic designer Chase Walker, to produce a groundbreaking book designed to teach children about corruption. “Gbagba” is the story of Sundaymah and Sundaygar, two siblings who live in Grand Bassa County in Liberia. On the way to visit their…

‘Dialogue, Not a Monologue’: Liberia, Africa Youths Yearning to be Heard

I watched in amazement as stately Cameroonian 30-something, Mamadou  Kwidjim Toure, founder of pan-African youth movement “Africa 2.0”, slipped former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo a note on the elevated stage. Overhead, two wide-screen projectors magnified this exchange to an audience of over 200 at the recent Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance weekend in Dakar, Senegal.  See…

NN’s Mae Azango Awarded CPJ Press Freedom Award in New York

New York – FrontPage Africa’s Mae Azango was awarded the Committee to Protect Journalists’ prestigious Press Freedom Award at a glittering ceremony in New York Tuesday night. The ceremony was attended by America’s media elite including the New Yorker’s David Remnick and CPJ board member Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post. Azango was one of…

Letter of Support from an Appreciative Reader

Letter from Liberian reader, Flomo Freeman to New Narratives: Today is a very all important one to extend thanks and appreciations to staff and team members at New Narratives media institution. You all are doing an amazing and sacrificial job that many people would otherwise do in a society where many parts remain inaccessible and…

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…