New Narratives fellow Tecee Boley has been selected for a 10 day reporting tour of the United States looking at “Youth in Politics” in the lead up to the American election. Tecee was chosen by the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Press Center for the tour that will take her to Washington on June 10 for 4 days and then onto Houston, Texas.
Tecee was chosen for the trip because of her outstanding work with New Narratives in partnership with FrontPage Africa and Liberian Women’s Democracy Radio. Tecee was recently seen on the US program Newshour on the PBS network for her work exposing the discrepancy between the progress Liberia’s government claims to have made on water and sanitation issues and the reality on the ground. That reporting was done in conjunction with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Tecee has also done groundbreaking reporting on issues such as unsafe abortion, fistula, teen motherhood. In 2011 she won national development reporter of the year, the first woman to win the award.
This trip is the third for Tecee who also went to Stockholm, Sweden for Water Week with the Pulitzer Center in 2011 and to London with Thomson Reuters business reporting training in March 2012. Prior to that Tecee had not left the Liberian/Ivory Coast region.