Global Press Passport
Global Press Passport
Global Press
The Global Press Passport podcast, explores pressing issues in international journalism and current global topics. New episodes are released once a month, featuring special guests and Global Press reporters and staff from around the world.
How the World is Reported
At least 70 percent of foreign news bureaus have closed in the last 30 years and nearly two thirds of U.S. papers have cut back on international news coverage. As a result, new models of reporting – including parachute journalism and citizen jour...
Nov 29, 2017
"The Journalist and the Woman Journalist"
Why train and employ only women journalists? This is a question that Global Press gets asked quite a lot. Inspired by this question, the eighth episode of the Global Press Passport podcast explores diversity in news and media, and specifically gender disparity in the field of journalism. This month, guests include Suzanne Franks, Professor and head of Journalism at City University of London, and author of “Women and Journalism”. Bob Papper, an Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Hofstra University and director of the annual diversity survey for the Radio Television Digital News Association on the state and local radio and TV news. Adam Maksl, assistant professor of journalism and media at Indiana University Southeast and researcher for the American Society of News Editors where he works on the annual newsroom diversity survey. From the Global Press team we are joined by Founder and Executive Director, Cristi Hegranes, Africa Regional Program Manager and reporter, Noella Nyirabihogo, Senior Reporter in Argentina, Lucila Pellettieri, reporters in Mexico, Marissa Revilla, Mar García and Adriana Alcázar González, reporters in Haiti, Marie Michelle Felicien and Anne Myriam Bolivar, Senior Reporter in Zambia, Prudence Phiri, reporter in Uganda, Nakisanze Segawa, and Zimbabwe reporters, Linda Mujuru and Fortune Moyo.
Oct 31, 2017
Duty of Care
How can journalists, news organizations and responsible readers invest in safety and security for journalists? Tune in to the seventh episode of the Global Press Passport podcast with host Kyana Moghadam, to learn about safety and security in the field for local reporters, foreign correspondents and more. Guests include Executive Director of International Women’s Media Foundation, Elisa Lees Muñoz, writer, media safety advocate and professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Judith Matloff, Global Press Institute’s Journalism Education Specialist, Meliha Hameed, Global Press’ Enterprise Editor, Krista Kapralos, and Global Press’ Senior Reporter in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Merveille Kavira Luneghe.
Sep 29, 2017
38 min
Can I Get A Source, Please?
Why does accuracy matter? How can we advocate for more accurate information in news and media? Inspired by Global Press’ Commitment to Accuracy Campaign, the sixth episode of the Global Press Passport podcast is all about accuracy. Join host Kyana Moghadam and Global Press Development Associate, Megan Villanueva, Global Press Senior Reporter, Shilu Manandhar, Global Press Enterprise Editor, Krista Kapralos, and Microsoft Software Engineer and Founder of FiB, Nabanita De, for the conversation. For more information about Global Press’ Commitment to Accuracy Campaign, explore our Donation page at
Aug 30, 2017
23 min
Show Your Work
What is radical transparency and how can it be used as a tool for measuring accuracy and credibility for news and media organizations? Or as a means of strengthening work culture and communications? Or fighting corruption in corporate and public institutions around the world? In the fifth episode of the Global Press Passport podcast, host Kyana Moghadam invites guests to talk about the power of radical transparency across a number of fields, while exploring why it remains a core value of Global Press. Tune in to hear from Global Press Founder and Executive Director Cristi Hegranes, Board Chairman of Global Press and veteran Reuters journalist, Emily Kaiser, and Global Press Research and Accuracy Intern, Tia Schwab, along with Hailley Griffis, Public Relations at Buffer, and Alejandro Salas, the Regional Director for the Americas and Asia Pacific Advisor for Transparency International. For more information on Global Press' approach to radical transparency, explore our Transparency page at
Jul 31, 2017
32 min
Food for Thought
Chef Cola, the founder of Dinners with Chef Cola, hosts 13 dinners a year. They’re intimate, exclusive and currently trending in Harare, Zimbabwe. They’re also vegan. As one of the first black female vegan chefs in Harare, Chef Cola, whose full name is Nicola Kagoro, says her dining concept is actually more of a movement. A movement that includes challenging the notion that veganism in Zimbabwe is an exclusively white lifestyle. “If you’re white, no one will ask you why you are vegan. They will just say, ‘Oh, she’s white,’” Chef Cola says in her interview with GPJ reporter Kudzai Mazvarirwofa. Chef Cola’s story is one that raises a lot of questions about the vegan lifestyle, in both Zimbabwe and in other countries around the world, and it’s the topic of today’s podcast, “Food for Thought”. Join podcast host Kyana Moghadam in the fourth episode of the Global Press Passport podcast with GPJ reporters Mar García in Mexico, and Kudzai Mazvarirwofa, in Zimbabwe. Along with writer, model and vegan Nzinga Young from Vegan Outreach, in the United States. Read the full story about Chef Cola in the Global Press Eats section here. And go inside the story with Kudzai Mazvarirwofa, in her blog post about what she believes to be the underlying reason the average Zimbabwean isn’t going vegan here.
Jul 3, 2017
30 sec
A Working Translation
Global Press stories are published in English, French and Spanish. As we prepare to start publishing in Sinhala and Nepali, the official languages of Sri Lanka and Nepal, later this month, we are taking a moment to reflect on why we publish our stories in multiple languages. The answer is rooted in our commitment to accountability, accuracy and human dignity. In the third episode of the Global Press Passport, podcast host Kyana Moghadam invites guests to share their experiences with translation and interpretation, and to explain why words matter. “A Working Translation” features Global Press Journal translators Rishi Khalsa and Sagar Ghimire. Global Press Assignment Editor, Natalia Aldana, and Global Press Founder and Executive Director, Cristi Hegranes. From the Language Justice Project, a New York-based work group promoting multilingual access in the US by providing tools and guidance for social justice organizers, interpreter oral historian and documentarian, Allison Corbett and oral historian, cultural organizer and language justice advocate, Fernanda Espinosa, join the conversation. Lina Mounzer, a writer and translator who worked as a translator for the Damascus Bureau, an under-project of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, joins us to discuss her translations of first-person accounts of life by Syrian women living through the war. Mounzer’s fiction and essays have appeared in Bidoun, Warscapes, and the anthology Hikayat: Short Stories by Lebanese Women Writers.
Jun 15, 2017
24 min
Worth A Thousand Words
What’s the power of a photograph? Can a single image affect and change global perceptions? What are the consequences of disseminating stereotypical images? In the second episode of Global Press Passport, podcast host Kyana Moghadam invites guests to talk about the global images they observe dominating western media and pop culture, and how they’re working to combat stereotypes and influence more complex, global perceptions, through photography. “Worth A Thousand Words” features guests Global Press team members from around the world, including: Country Coordinator and Senior Reporter in Mexico, Mayela Sánchez, Regional Program Manager for Africa and Senior Reporter in Democratic Republic of Congo, Noella Nyirabihogo, Senior Reporter in Nepal Yam Kumari Kandel, Lead Reporter in Zambia Prudence Phiri and Visuals Editor Austin Jacob Bachand. Along with the founders of Everyday Africa, Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo, and Greta Scharnweber, the Associate Director of of the New York Universities’ Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Jun 9, 2017
32 min
What's Truth Got To Do With It?
Memory Kuzonyei says she was 10 years old when she was kidnapped by mermaids. She was fetching water near a river, in her home country of Zimbabwe, when she was suddenly brought into the marine world, where she lived for five years. When she came back to dry land, something was different about her — something that today, has her business booming. It’s a story that raises a lot of questions about how we approach facts, and it’s the topic of today’s podcast, “What’s Truth Got To Do With It?” Join podcast host Kyana Moghadam, along with Krista Kapralos, Global Press Enterprise Editor, Rita McWilliams, Global Press News Editor, Manori Wijesekera, a Senior Reporter in Sri Lanka, Sheela Kamath, a fact-checker, Gamuchirai Masiyiwa, a reporter in Zimbabwe, and the Director and Editor of The Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network, Alexios Mantzarlis.
Jun 9, 2017
25 min