James Harding Giahyue Alum

James Harding Giahyue is a leading print reporter and photographer in Liberia whose work appears in Front Page Africa newspaper and website. James was the Chief Mentor and a senior justice correspondent with New Narratives’ West African Justice Reporting Project, where he reported on the trials of accused Liberian war criminals in the United States and Europe. He was a senior reporter in New Narratives reporting projects on oil and gas, extractives and forestry from 2015 – 2021.

James is also a stringer with Reuters news agency, as well as a reporter for the Thomson Reuters Foundation on women’s rights issue and climate change.

Before joining Reuters in 2014, James worked as a reporter and editor with several Liberian newspapers, including Insight, Focus, New Republic and Catalyst. He started his journalism career in 2004 as a sports reporter with then D.C.101.1

James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the United Methodist University.

James’ drive to become a journalist came just after the civil war in Liberia in 2003, when he chose to contribute to the sports department of D.C. 101.1 FM as a result of a strong passion for soccer.

More than a decade since then, James has become passionate about reporting on environment, human rights, politics, arts and culture.

“For me, journalism is an opportunity to contribute to my country’s postwar recovery and most of all to help build a culture of patriotism via the promotion of the Liberian identity and the decrying of societal vices such as corruption and nepotism,” he says.