Global Press operates independent news bureaus in more than 40 communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

After 15 years, we've proven that the Global Press model can work across diverse media landscapes. Everyday, we navigate challenging press freedom regulations, varying political systems and inconsistent infrastructure to produce exceptional journalism in four types of media markets. Watch the videos below to learn more.

Global Press targets four types of media markets.

Once selected, Global Press builds independent news bureaus to create long-term employment opportunities to a representative group of local, professional, women journalists.

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News
deserts
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40% of current Global Press locations are in news deserts.

In these global locations, readers lack access to accurate information due to an extreme shortage of news outlets alongside other access barriers, such as electricity and the internet. News deserts are prone to misinformation and stereotypes perpetuated by parachute journalism.

Watch the video to explore our news desert locations.

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Unfree
societies
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15% of current Global Press locations are in unfree societies.

In these global locations, readers lack access to accurate information due to government or other authoritarian forces that significantly limit press freedom and citizen free expression.

Watch the video to explore our unfree locations.

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Transitioning political environments
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15% of current Global Press locations are in transitioning political environments.

In these global locations, readers lack access to accurate information due to a recent transition into or out of political upheaval. Media systems lack high-quality standards and practices and therefore lack influence and credibility among citizens and policymakers.

Watch the video to explore our transitioning political locations.

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Saturated
markets
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30% of current Global Press locations are in saturated markets.

In these global locations, readers lack credible access to accurate information due to an over-saturation of low-quality outlets that do not have high standards for ethical, accurate news practices that may contribute to misinformation.

Watch the video to explore our saturated market locations.

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