African Investigative Journalism Conference Fellowships Announced

Evelyn Kpadeh Seagbeh
Eric Opa Doue
Tina S. Mehnpaine

New Narratives is pleased to announce three reporting fellows who have been chosen to attend the African Investigative Reporting Conference in Johannesburg October 31- November 2. Evelyn Kpadeh Seagbeh, Eric Opa Doue and Tina Mehnpaine will travel to South Africa to represent Liberian newsmedia at the conference, including in a panel on Solutions Journalism with our Solutions Journalism Editor Ruona Meyer. Funding for their fellowships have been provided by the US Embassy in Liberia and the Swedish Embassy in Liberia.

Evelyn is a senior New Narratives fellow and a long time reporter for Front Page Africa, Okay FM and Deutsche Welle, the German Public Broadcaster. Evelyn’s reporting has focused on gender issues, farming and people left on the margins of society.

Eric Opa Doue is a senior New Narratives fellow, based in River Cess County, from where he contributes to Front Page Africa and ELBC. Eric’s reporting focuses on corruption in the forestry industry, climate change and the challenges of forest communities to get fair access to their resources.

Tina Mehnpaine is a New Narratives fellow with the Daily Observer newspaper. Tina has focused on informal settlements and the challenges of people to get access to clean water, waste management and healthcare.

The fellows will meet some of the leading investigative journalists on the continent and have the opportunities to learn new skills and network with their peers. Eric, Evelyn and Tina will share what they learn with New Narratives fellows and their newsrooms on their return.