In 2023, we expanded to three rural parts of Puerto Rico. Our new team of reporters are committed to advancing the narrative beyond the stereotypical coverage that still dominates Puerto Rico’s portrayal in the media.

Why Puerto Rico?

Our Puerto Rico bureau was first established in 2019, two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the region. The storm’s effects, both political and personal, continue to reverberate. Now, we’re expanding our coverage to rural areas so we can continue to unearth new and complex stories that depict the complexity of Puerto Rican life.

What will they cover?

This team of dedicated reporters are passionate about underreported issues, including those related to the impact of natural disasters on rivers, elderly people isolated in the mountains, the vibrant arts and culture of the north coast, and local sports.

Meet the Reporters

Gabriela Meléndez Rivera

"I would summarize my time at Global Press Institute with the word ‘unlearn.’ Although I have already received previous journalism education, Global Press required me to reflect on what I had learned and rid myself of some things to embrace a new way of doing things.”

Yasmín Porrata Morán

"I will summarize my time at Global Press with the word ‘hope.’ I had become disillusioned with journalism. The time I have spent with Global Press has reconciled me with journalism in a hopeful way because it has proven that it is indeed possible to do it differently and on a large scale."

Yerimar Rivera Rivera

"The word I would choose to describe my time at Global Press so far is ‘indescribable,’ considering that I cannot find a concrete adjective capable of encapsulating my gratitude for all the new knowledge, empathy and professionalism I have found on this team."

Why does Global Press matter in Puerto Rico?


Cruz “Toti” Figueroa, WPRA 990am

“I think Global Press stories are extremely interesting. I've been on the radio for 37 years, and Global Press stories offer more diversity in the subject matter we offer to the audience."


Seventeen years after Global Press first launched in Nepal, we’ve expanded our all-women reporting team into some of the country’s most rural areas.

Why Nepal?

Nepal's history is complex and fascinating, but its international media coverage falls short. Many times it's reductive, focused on political instability, corruption and poverty.

What will they cover?

This new team of reporters is passionate about labor justice, access to information, defying social norms and more. Together, their coverage will enlighten the world about the realities of this dynamic and complex place that is too often stereotyped, mythologized and misunderstood.

Meet the Reporters

Sunita Neupane

“In a word, I’d say 'exciting.' Putting the theoretical knowledge acquired in the training to practice was a challenge, but I embraced it. This year, journalism was my source of energy."

Mayamitu Neupane

“In a word, my time at Global Press has been 'educational.' Working on any story idea, from pre-reporting to fact-checking, I discovered that I could constantly improve and revise myself.”

Amrita Jaisi

“I consider my time at Global Press Institute a 'golden hour.' It was the perfect first experience for me to do this kind of work, and have the professional development support.”

Chandani Kathayat

“My time at Global Press can be summed up as 'productive.' From trainee to reporter, I learned a lot about how Global Press reporting is different, and why that’s how it should be."

Yam Kumari Kandel

“I can’t choose just one word —fun, exciting, passionate, and educational. This year, I returned to Global Press after a few years' break. The chance to tell stories at this level again is exhilarating."

Why does Global Press matter in Nepal?


Tek Bahadur Wali, Birendranagar, Surkhet, Nepal

“At first, I thought Global Press would be like any other media in Nepal. My perspective shifted when I discovered that Global Press Journal delivers exceptional news by exclusively entrusting its independent reporting to women. Their independent reporting is in sharp contrast to the Nepali media outlets that have sprung up like mushrooms with political party support. Most journalists in Nepal write news that violates the code of ethics in the name of gaining publicity. Global Press is different.”


Nationwide road closures, insecurity and electricity challenges didn’t stop our new cohort of local reporters.

Why Haiti?

Haiti is among the most difficult places in the world to be a journalist. In the capital, gangs rule the streets. In the rest of the country, fragile infrastructure makes turning on the lights and getting online a challenge. But Haiti is more than its challenges. By expanding outside of the capital, our reporters are shifting stereotypes, elevating understanding and bringing nuanced insights to complex stories.

What will they cover?

International reporting about Haiti is mostly focused on disasters: political assassinations; violent unrest in the capital; earthquakes and hurricanes. We recruited women from outside Port-au-Prince to challenge the static coverage about Haiti and to provide local and international audiences with accurate and consequential news ranging from climate change and education to the economy and cultural trends.

Meet the Reporters

Verlande Cadet

“The word that best describes my experience with Global Press is 'fulfilling.' I have worked in the journalistic field for a few years, but Global Press has helped me thrive.”

Jusly Felix

“'Inspiring' is the word I would use to describe my first year with Global Press. Journalistic development at Global Press is dynamic and enriching.”

Wyddiane Prophète

“Through my work with Global Press, I feel useful to my country. I will tell stories of its resilience to millions of readers around the world, with the hope that my stories will one day help change things.”

Rose Hurguelle Point du jour

“Global Press has created a process that incorporates the goals to reach, while giving us the necessary means to do so, as well as the steps to take, and the methods to reach those goals.”

Why does Global Press matter in Haiti?


Jean Goerges Blaise, Haiti

“Global Press stories are important because they provide a platform for authentic and often underrepresented stories, contributing to a more complete and nuanced view of the reality of the community.”