About us

We are an editorially independent and not-for-profit newsroom based at the University of British Columbia. We are leaders in reimagining global reporting.

We were founded in 2016 with the goal of shaking things up. We challenge the way global journalism is done – parachuting in and out of country, taking stories away for audiences “back home,” and stripping away the contributions of local journalists. We see ourselves as part of the next generation. In practice, that means we partner with journalists from around the world who have local knowledge and expertise, we focus on empowering marginalized voices, and we investigate stories that may otherwise go untold.

A remote and in-person hybrid workshop

The GRC’s ‘Fixing fixers’ workshop, Spring 2023 (Photo: Katarina Sabados)

Recent awards

Edward R. Murrow National Award — Winner, Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Turning Points

Current funders

We acknowledge with gratitude the following current funders (within the past two years) for investing in our projects. View our full list of funders. We maintain editorial independence and strive for the highest ethical standards and donor transparency. Review our policies.

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