Global Press Institute uses journalism as a development tool to train and employ women in developing media markets to produce high-quality local news coverage that elevates local and global awareness and ignites social change.

Global Press Senior Reporter Shilu Manandhar on location after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

What We Do

Global Press exists to pave a new way forward for international journalism. Acknowledging the flaws and limitations in both foreign correspondence and citizen journalism, Global Press offers a powerful third way. Global Press Institute (GPI) trains women in developing media markets around the world to be ethical, investigative, feature journalists. After completing the Institute’s 24-module training program, trainees are employed as professional reporters at Global Press Journal. At the Journal, reporters cover the topics of their choice, supported by a sophisticated editorial structure that offers deep insight, extraordinary context and complete accuracy. Once complete, local language and English versions of stories are published on the Journal and distributed via Global Press News Service, the syndication division of Global Press.

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Why We Do It

Global Press works to solve two pressing global problems: the decline of international journalism and women’s economic empowerment. Our powerful network of professional women journalists earn a fair wage for reporting on their local communities with greater depth and accuracy than either mainstream or local media offer. Their unique coverage of issues overlooked by other media contributes directly to the development of their communities, brings greater transparency to their countries, and changes the way the world views their people and cultures.

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How it Works

Global Press has produced thousands of high-impact news stories from some of the least-covered regions of the world. With a complex program structure that emphasizes recruiting trainees from diverse backgrounds and offering a one-of-a-kind training that transforms into a long-term employment opportunity, Global Press is able to open and operate independent news bureaus across the world.

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"It allows people to own their own voices. It allows people to make decisions. It allows people to participate in issues that are of concern to them. It allows people to be free." - Gertrude Pswarayi, GPJ Zimbabwe
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