Global Press Institute (GPI) is an award-winning, high-impact social venture that uses journalism as a development tool to educate, employ and empower women in the developing world to produce high-quality local news coverage that elevates global awareness and ignites social change.
GPI is building a network of professional women journalists throughout the developing world who earn a fair wage for reporting on their local communities. Their unique coverage of issues overlooked by mainstream media contributes directly to the development and empowerment of their communities, brings greater transparency to their countries, and changes the way the world views their people and cultures.
GPI offers women a unique training-to-employment opportunity that builds the skills necessary for success in professional journalism, and then provides them with long-term employment. Each woman who completes the training program receives a job offer at a fair wage to become a GPI reporter. To date GPI has trained and employed more than 150 women around the world.
GPI aims to solve two pressing global challenges:
Our reporters generate high-quality news content that is published on GPI’s online news site, the GPI Newswire, and is syndicated to more than 50 news outlets around the world, ranging from small, local language publications to major mainstream outlets such as NPR, Reuters, UPI, and the Huffington Post. Thanks to GPI’s existing syndication partnerships, over 5 million people in 160 countries read GPI stories every year.
Global Press Institute (GPI) is an award-winning, high-impact social venture that uses journalism as a development tool to educate, employ and empower women in the developing world to produce high-quality local news coverage that…