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The Toxic Toll of Gold

Mercury exposure can be deadly. So why are gold miners in Zimbabwe using the dangerous element — and risking their lives and the health of their communities in the process? 

By Linda Mujuru


Inside the Revival of Pulque, One of Mexico's Oldest Drinks

Pulque was once the most popular drink in Mexico, but it fell out of favor in the 20th century. Entrepreneurs are working to restore the glory of this unique — and uniquely Mexican — beverage.

By Patricia Zavala Gutiérrez


Female Students Revolt Against ‘Virginity Tests’

Pupils and parents say the forced examinations – condemned by the United Nations – traumatize girls. A group of student activists is demanding the practice ends.

By Khorloo Khukhnohoi


As Famine Looms, Sri Lankans Turn to Home Gardens

Home gardens help families keep food on the table, but can they stave off a national hunger crisis?

By Vetrichelvi Chandrakala


A Family Found Opportunity, Then They Were Kidnapped

Lured to a new home by the promise of fertile farmland, Jean de Dieu and his son found themselves living in a nightmare.

By Merveille Kavira Luneghe

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The Global Press editorial Process

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Global Press reporters determine which stories to tell. Their journalism provides context and nuanced analysis for readers to understand the consequences of events and policies that shape the world. All reporters are also trained photojournalists.

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Global Press reporters work with a team of exceptional global editors who offer coaching on each story and consistent professional development opportunities.

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A team of accuracy professionals is assigned to each story. Fact checkers verify every word of each story and copy editors ensure dignity and precision with use of the Global Press Style Guide. Translators create language versions to ensure access to accurate information for local and global audiences.

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The Global Press Style Guide is a living document that establishes rules for referring to the people and places around the world where Global Press reporters work. Each entry is crafted with the specific intention of promoting dignity and precision in the practice of international journalism.

The Global Press Style Guide uses four decision-making principles to ensure source dignity and reader clarity in every word we publish.

Principle #1

Don't use words that force people to make assumptions.

What is the developing world? Where is the Global South? These are two examples of words that force readers to make assumptions. In general, these terms are sanitized synonyms for poverty.

When we use precise words and phrases, we offer dignity to the people in our stories and clarity to the people reading our stories.

Principle #2

People should be referred to as people as often as possible.

Relying on labels — immigrant, victim, inmate, voter — distills a person’s humanity to a single factor or something that has happened to them (for example, the terms victim and survivor).

The Global Press Style guide bars words that require readers to make assumptions about what those words might mean (such as terrorist or rebel).  In most cases, careful writing can be utilized to refer to people as people and not as a distillation of their circumstances.

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Precision is required for dignity.

The Global Press Style Guide always opts for terms that provide accuracy in context. Precise terms are emboldened by context-rich descriptions, which are often necessary to prevent bias or the stereotypes that often define people around the world.

At Global Press, we always allow sources to self-identify. This ensures we're using the most precise terms that will allow the source to recognize themselves in the story.

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Word choice reinforces world view.

The responsibility to cover the world's least-covered places requires a constant commitment to investigative assumptions behind vocabulary choices.

At Global Press, our Style Guide Committee rigorously debates entries to root out bias and find the best rule and rationale to enable dignified, precise global storytelling.

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97% of mainstream international news coverage focuses on just four topics: war, poverty, disaster and disease.
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Spotlight: Award-winning stories

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Officials Barred 'Virginity Tests' in Schools. Students Say They Are Still Happening.

Activists want a total ban on the vaginal exams, a practice the United Nations calls "medically unnecessary, and oftentimes painful, humiliating, and traumatic." 

By Khorloo Khukhnokhoi


The Alchemists: Concocting Currency in Search of Prosperity

Zimbabwe has been on an economic roller coaster for more than a decade. In recent years, Zimbabwean politicians have introduced a steady – and confusing – stream of new currencies to control cash shortages and inflation.

By Gamuchirai Masiyiwa


62,950 Complaints Have Been Filed. But Nepal’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hasn’t Heard a Single One.

The civil war ended here in 2006. Nine years later the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was created. But legal barriers, logistics issues and a lack of political will have left tens of thousands of complaints stagnating. Among them, the few sexual assault cases may face the greatest obstacles.

By Shilu Manandhar

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