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 was the first woman ever to win that award. Judges gave Tetee’s piece a special citation as “the best piece entered in this years awards, and perhaps the best piece ever submitted.”
Wade Williams of NN partner FrontPage Africa won two awards, for best political reporter and best human rights reporter. Fabine Kwiah of NN partner Radio Veritas won for best women’s rights reporting for her piece on the plight of teen mothers.
It was the most awards ever won by women, topping last years three awards, also won by NN fellows.
NN partner FrontPage Africa was awarded best coverage of Human Rights issues.