A New Model

We are the future of international news. 

Global Press was founded in 2006 to offer a counterpoint to the disaster-driven narrative that the 24-hour news cycle prioritizes and legacy media perpetuates.

Our network of professional, local reporters works within a robust editorial structure to produce integrity-rich, accurate journalism that features local voices, deep context and nuanced analysis on topics rarely covered elsewhere. All stories are published in the reporter’s local language and English to serve local and global readers. 

Global Press is an invitation to see the world differently. 

Meet Global Press

Changing the global narrative.

At Global Press, we are changing the way the world is covered. We believe that all global communities deserve to be represented accurately. Our model enables local journalists to change rote media narratives.

Local talent.

By recruiting diverse populations of local women and training them to become professional, ethical journalists, GPI is creating a new source of global information. Our training teaches local journalists world-class skills and offers long-term employment to training graduates.

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Exceptional stories.

By offering high-quality employment to local journalists GPJ creates context-rich journalism to replace the disaster-driven, stereotypical coverage legacy media offers. With a commitment to 100 percent accuracy, GPJ stories feature local voices, deep context and nuanced analysis.

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Global audiences.

By publishing stories in both the reporter’s local language and English, GPNS delivers high-value journalism partner outlets across the world. Local language stories increase access to information and English-language stories elevate global awareness and set a new standard for global news.

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Global Press INstitute

Training journalists in least-covered markets.

Global Press Institute offers local female journalists the opportunity to learn world-class journalism skills. From ethics and reporting methods to investigation and photojournalism, the Institute prepares journalists for careers at Global Press Journal. 

Global Press Journal

Operating independent global news bureaus.

Global Press Journal is changing the media narrative from more than 40 communities where war, poverty, disaster and disease typically dominate global headlines. Our comprehensive coverage allows readers to understand these multi-faceted places and the people who call them home. Global Press Journal is known for its editorial rigor. Every news story goes through intensive editing, fact checking, copy editing and sociolinguistic translation. 

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Active news bureaus
Bureaus launching in 2019

Global Press News Services

Expanding newsrooms and global understanding.

GPNS offers high-quality feature journalism produced by local, professionally-trained journalists in Africa, Asia and the Americas. These stories offer deep insight on complex issues, highlight often-ignored solutions and defy the stereotypical coverage offered by other global media outlets.

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National Impact

In 2017, Senior Reporter Yam Kumari Kandel’s coverage on migrant worker rights forced Nepal’s labor ministry to acknowledge that Nepalese employment agencies often knowingly send workers into dangerous jobs abroad. The government now conducts raids on such agencies.

Local Impact

Linda Mujuru’s coverage of Zimbabwean miners exposure to mercury poisoning, led Pact Zimbabwe, a development organization working to improve the lives of small-scale and artisanal gold miners, said they will use the article to increase awareness on the danger of mercury use.

Local Impact

In 2016, Reporter Janviere Uwimana uncovered the problem of working Rwandan mothers leaving their children at the DRC border. The story garnered the attention of local authorities. In 2017, the Rubavu district opened a day care center at the border in partnership with a local nonprofit.

Local Impact

Reporter Nakisanze Segawa investigated a discriminatory hair policy in Ugandan schools that required black girls to keep their hair short while girls of other ethnicities could grow their hair long. After thousands engaged with the story on social media, several schools have changed or eliminated the policy.

National Impact

Reporters Shilu Manandhar and Yam Kumari Kandel investigated human rights abuses against Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar and the effect on families and communities in Nepal.The coverage sparked legal debate and was recently cited in a proposed bill that would offer health insurance to injured returned workers. 

Local Impact

Reporter Brenda Leticia Saloj investigated child labor in the rural department of Solola to determine the impact it was having on girls’ education. After the story was published, the superintendent of the local school district, publicly committed to investigating the issue.

Local Impact

Senior Reporter Prudence Phiri reported on  the indiscriminate dumping of garbage in Kanyama, an impoverished area outside of the capital city. The story caught the attention of the local authority who used the story to spur action. Kanyama now has regular garbage collection services for the first time in history.

Local Impact

Reporter Noella Nyirabihogo wrote about a new program in Goma that was offering counseling, psychological support and job training to former child soldiers. In response, the local government proposed an initiative to add child psychologists to city staff.

October 2020, Carleton University

June 20202, The 2020 Media Impact Forum

July 2020, Poynter

March 2020, The Atlantic

June 2020, Alamy

May 2020, Stanford Social Innovation Review

April 2020, Center for International Media Assistance

June 2019, Aspen Ideas Festival

February 2019, NiemanReports

May 2019, Media Impact Funders

May 2018, Zimbabwe Election December 2018, Nieman Lab

June 2018, NiemanReports

May 2018, Zimbabwe Election

May 2018, VOA Zimbabwe

May 2018, Voashona

April 2018, Forbes

April 2018, Bright the Mag

The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media

April 2018, Michigan Ross Center for Social Impact, University of Michigan

Why local women make better “foreign correspondents”

November 2017, Salon

Social Entrepreneurism, Media Innovation & More with WeWork Creator Award Winner Cristi Hegranes

December 2017, Entrepreneur Podcast Network

How To Reinvent Journalism-Cristi Hegranes, Founder Global Press Institute

November 2017, Inflection Point

Perspectives from the field: journalism, media and the role of philanthropy

November 2017, Alliance Magazine

First Person: Journalist and Social Entrepreneur Cristi Hegranes

June 2017, Forum, KQED

Helping women find the stories you don’t see anywhere else

May 2017, Share America

Global Press trains women in developing countries around the world to be local journalists

April 2017, Nieman Lab