WBEZ | Development journalism http://www.wbez.org/tags/development-journalism Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Women reporters change their communities http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-09/global-activism-women-reporters-change-their-communities-87642 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-09/global press institute.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Cristi Hegranes is the founder of the <a href="http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/" target="_blank">Global Press Institute</a>, known as GPI.&nbsp; It’s a non-profit media organization that trains women to be journalists. They currently have programs in 24 developing countries.</p><p>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."&nbsp; 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.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-09/global-activism-women-reporters-change-their-communities-87642