Global Press Institute

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 professional news coverage for the Global Press Journal. Since their founding in 2006, GPI has trained and employed 135 women across 26 developing countries. 98% of our journalists report feeling empowered as a result of their work with GPI. GPI employs women at a living wage, which they reinvest in their communities.


Listen to Cristi Hegranes, founder of GPI, and the women journalists of GPI talk about turning “journalism on its head” reporting news rooted in the perspective of local communities and reported by women of those



GPI Story Makers: Trailer from Global Press Institute on Vimeo.