Global Activism: Women reporters change their communities

June 9, 2011

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(Courtesy of Global Press Institute)
Global Press Institute's Uganda news desk trains local women in journalism.

Each Thursday on Global Activism we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.

Cristi Hegranes is the founder of the Global Press Institute, known as GPI.  It’s a non-profit media organization that trains women to be journalists. They currently have programs in 24 developing countries.

Cristi herself is a journalist and the idea for the organization came out of her own experience reporting overseas. She was working as a stringer in Nepal and having what she describes as “the time of her life."  But despite her knowledge of the country and the local language, she just couldn’t shake the feeling that she wasn’t the right person to be reporting the stories.

 

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