Our Story

Exceptional journalism
since 2006

Global Press was founded in 2006 by Cristi Hegranes, a young journalist who once dreamed of becoming a foreign correspondent. But after going overseas on her first assignment, she realized that she was the wrong person to be telling the world’s stories. Instead, Hegranes passed her pen to local women in the community who had the social, historical, cultural context and the source access to tell accurate, world-changing stories.

Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder & CEO

"Everyday, these extraordinary journalists bravely defy stereotypes in order to boldly tell those missing stories so that all of us can better understand each other and better understand our world."

Since 2006, Global Press has trained more than 250 local journalists across 40 communities. Together, they're transforming global narratives.

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