Spotlight on Global Press Institute

Global Press Institute, one of SV2’s 2016-19 Grantees, trains and employs women in developing media markets to produce high-quality local news coverage that elevates local and global awareness, ignites social change, and addresses the decline in quality of international journalism. Hear from GPI’s Executive Director Cristi Hegranes, who spoke at SV2’s Fall Gathering, in this video to learn more about GPI’s work and why we are so inspired by Cristi and her talented team.

GPI’s journalists provide a different and important perspective as citizens of the developing countries and communities they are writing about–often uncovering stories that otherwise would not be told. In 10 years, Global Press Institute has trained 165 reporters in 26 countries who have written 8,000 stories and won 22 awards.

Visit GPI’s Global Press Journal to read articles from GPI-trained reporters from around the world who cover a variety of topics including International Business, Culture, Human Rights, and Global Health. You can even sign up for a weekly roundup of articles, GPJ Weekly, that arrives in your inbox each Monday – look for the sign-up link on the Global Press Journal homepage. If you have questions on how you might engage or support GPI, please contact GPI’s Lead Partners, Usha Sekar ( and Sayuri Sharper (