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UGANDA

A Drive to Rename Roads — and Reclaim Uganda’s History

Inspired partly by the killing of George Floyd in the United States, some Ugandans want changes to public spaces that honor the country’s colonial rulers.

By Nakisanze Segawa

SRI LANKA

Officials Bet on a Country of Turmeric Growers

The government banned turmeric imports in 2019 to spur domestic production of the popular plant. The transition has not been easy.

By Vetrichelvi Chandrakala

MONGOLIA

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

MEXICO

Can Eggshells Save One of Mexico’s Most Polluted Rivers?

To combat industrial pollution, residents harness an unusual scientific solution.

By Aline Suárez del Real

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

On a Darkened Waterway, a Tragedy Unfolds

For merchants and other travelers in DRC, poorly regulated trips on the Congo River too often turn deadly.

By Zita Amwanga

Our robust editorial processes enable reporters to determine coverage priorities and tell inclusive stories.

The Global Press editorial Process

Step One

Reporting

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

What makes us unique:

Non-assignment policy. Unique source access. Original photography.

Step TWO

Coaching

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

What makes us unique:

Expert global editors. Professional development.

Step Three

Editing

Global Press reporters and editors collaborate to create powerful stories in both the reporter's local language and English. Together, they ensure each story is relevant and interesting to audiences in the reporter's community and globally.

What makes us unique:

Multilingual editorial process.

Step Four

Global Press Accuracy Network

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.

What makes us unique:

Unique team of accuracy professionals assigned to each story.

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Publication and Distribution

Global Press stories are always produced in the reporter's local language and English. Then, stories are made available for free republication to a robust network of print, radio and education partners around the world. Stories reach a regular audience of more than 20 million people each month.

What makes us unique:

Multilingual publication and distribution. Free republication to a vast network of partners.

The Global Press Style Guide

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 Journal 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.

Principle #3

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.

Principle #4

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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The Global Press Style Guide has been adopted by dozens of news rooms, universities, NGOs and foundations that are committed to equitable and inclusive vocabulary.

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97% of mainstream international news coverage focuses on just four topics: war, poverty, disaster and disease.
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Global Press reporters specialize in comprehensive coverage designed to transform global narratives and help readers see the world differently.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

'I Will Not Leave This Place'

Refusing to become a refugee and other reflections from the heart of Congo's ongoing conflict.

By Merveille Kavira Luneghe

ZIMBABWE

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

NEPAL

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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