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Global expansion is a key component of our operations strategy. Each new bureau location offers the opportunity to test the universality of our model and grow our audience.
We navigate different press freedom regulations, government structures, political systems and media landscapes to demonstrate that independent journalism can thrive anywhere.Explore Global press Media Markets
A media market is a geographic location where citizens have access to the same media options. At Global Press we target diverse global media markets where current media systems are inadequate or unfree. By building independent news bureaus in these locations we're serving audiences with access to accurate information.
In global news deserts, readers lack credible access to accurate information due to lack of news outlets and ongoing access barriers, such as internet and electricity. In Jaffna, which is home to mostly Tamil people and was the site of much of the country's civil war, press freedom and political bias further hamper access to information. After operating in the country since 2009, Global Press opened an independent news bureau in Jaffna in 2018, employing a team of five reporters who specialize in coverage of agriculture, healthcare and emerging innovations.
Saturated media markets, like Mexico City, are made up of a plethora of low-quality news outlets often characterized by tabloid-style publications that lack accuracy. Global Press expanded its Mexico operations to Mexico City in 2015. ( Global Press' inaugural bureau opened in Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state in 2006. In the years since we've built bureaus in seven other states.) Global Press reporters serves readers by producing high-quality, ethical, accurate news coverage.
In these communities, readers lack credible access to accurate information due to recent transition into or out of political upheaval. News outlets in transitioning environments often lack credibility and influence and journalists face increased threat and often resort to self-censorship because legal parameters may be unclear. In Lusaka, Zambia's capital city, most media is state owned. The government forced the closure of the city's largest daily newspaper in 2016. It did not reopen. Global Press has been operating in Zambia since 2013. Our team specializes in coverage of health, human rights and the LGBTQ community.
In unfree media markets journalists face extreme risk and readers lack credible access to accurate information due to government or other authoritarian force that significantly limits press access and citizen free expression. Global Press opened an independent news bureau in Srinagar, a key city in Indian-administered Kashmir, which is disputed territory, in 2012. In the years since the market is prone to government-enforced internet blackouts, including one in 2019 that lasted more than 200 days. Our team of local reporters specialize in coverage of gender equality, culture and migration.