Prue Clarke


Prue Clarke is an independent journalist, media development specialist and professor. She has reported from 40 countries and her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, the Financial Times, The Guardian and on CNN, CBC, BBC and NPR. Prue was previously a reporter with the Financial Times New York bureau and a TV correspondent with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney and New York. She covered the World Trade Center attacks from Ground Zero for the ABC and the FT. Prue was the editor of BBC Media Action’s programs in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola crisis and also managed radio and capacity building projects in Sierra Leone and Nigeria. She had had had roles as a Visiting Associate Professor and Director of International Reporting at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. Prue’s reporting has earned many awards including a National Edward R. Murrow award and the U.N.’s World Gold Medal. Prue is the co-founder and executive director of New Narratives, an NGO supporting independent media in Africa. New Narratives reporters have won a string of honors including press freedom prizes from the Committee to Protect Journalists and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. Their work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and the PBS NewsHour among others. Prue’s work with New Narratives won the 2014 Global Australian award for Social Innovation.

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Catholic Bishops Accused of Sexual Assault, Abuse of Power In Liberia

  By Tecee Boley, New Narratives Senior Reporter MONROVIA – A leading priest of the Roman Catholic Church in Liberia has made explosive allegations against Arch Bishop Lewis Zeigler and Bishop Andrew Karnley. In his testimony,…

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Liberia: AFL’s 2014 West Point Violence Shows Armed Forces Are Not Reformed from War time

Opinion by Mae Azango, New Narratives Justice Correspondent The day was Wednesday, August 20, 2014 and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) had been deployed in West Point to enforce an Ebola quarantine imposed…

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Liberia: Witnesses Fear Testifying Before War Crimes Court without Security

Report by Mae Azango, New Narratives Justice Correspondent SINJE, Cape Mount County – Alhaji Tucker was only 10 when the civil war started in Liberia, but he remembers clearly the day rebels fighting with ULIMO K…

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Liberians Plagued by Untreated Mental Health Problems 15 Years After War

Report By Tecee Boley, New Narratives Justice Correspondent Ganta, Nimba County – The heat of late morning sun here is overwhelming today.  Dorbor Kullie- [name withheld to protect him from stigma] moves his chair by the…

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“It Pains Me to See Children Playing over a Mass Grave” – Lutheran Massacre Survivors Angry at Treatment of Remains

Report by Mae Azango, New Narratives Justice Reporter Monrovia – It has been 28 years since the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Massacre. Survivors, most of whom only escaped death through the sacrifice of loved ones, have yet…

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In Liberia unburied bones at the end of a runway are all that mark the site of a massacre

  Report by James Harding Giahyue, New Narratives Senior Justice Correspondent DEATH HOLE, Monrovia – Loud weeping and low meditations, wreaths on sparkling graves, radiant tombstones with prayers that the inhabitants “Rest in Peace”, quarrels…

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Liberia: War Survivors Angry Boley Not Jailed in America

By James Harding Giahyue, New Narratives Senior Justice Correspondent Sasstown District, Grand Kru County – Vincent Toe, 41, was only a lad when he witnessed rebels with the Liberia Peace Council (LPC) kill his aunty…

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Liberians are worried their country is sliding into economic uncertainty under president Weah

In Monrovia’s relatively upscale Sinkor neighborhood a ragged rope stretched across a side street late one recent night. A 20-something man, in scrappy shirt and shorts sidled up to a car. “Cold water, my man,”…