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Global Press is an award-winning women-led news organization that trains and employs local women journalists to report news in some of the world’s most challenging places. The organization’s commitment to four core values — dignity, diversity, transparency and excellence — guides every aspect of its work, including its newsgathering operations and business practices.
Today, Global Press operates around 40 news bureaus in 11 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The impactful journalism produced by Global Press’ reporters equips people with the tools they need to confront injustice and inequality, transforming global narratives and building a more informed and inclusive world.
In 2021, Global Press Mongolia reporter, Khorloo Khukhnokhoi wrote a story about girls subjected to virginity tests at school, a practice supported by officials. Soon after, the government issued a regulation to stop the practice in educational institutions in the country. In July 2022, the reporter followed up on her original story, and in October the Mongolian government announced it was banning the practice.
Global Press was founded in 2006 by U.S. journalist Cristi Hegranes to create impactful, revelatory journalism that elevates global awareness. Today, Global Press exists to promote access to accurate, ethical information, disrupt skewed global narratives, and provide world-class, exceptional employment to women.