A Bridge To The World Will Keep America Afloat

A friend recently sent me a photo of a menu board in front of a London restaurant, but instead of a listing the daily specials, it read, “All Americans must be accompanied by an adult.” I’ve had my fair share of overseas friends share their disappointment and befuddlement with the American people and our recent … Continue reading A Bridge To The World Will Keep America Afloat

How my Trip to Myanmar Inspired Greater Openness to Perspective and Culture

When you look up the word “open” in the dictionary, it is defined as “to allow access and a passage”. After being closed off from my native land for more than 20 years, going back to Burma (also known as Myanmar) with the Open Hands Initiative (OHI) and GlobalPost not only gave me the chance … Continue reading How my Trip to Myanmar Inspired Greater Openness to Perspective and Culture

America, we feel for you: An Egyptian on American politics

It’s October 2011 in Cairo. The whole country is still going through the most tumultuous time in its recent history. A few months back a 30-year-ruling dictator was toppled by a popular revolt. And nothing remained the same afterwards. In the midst of all that, I was juggling multiple freelance video journalism assignments here and there. The … Continue reading America, we feel for you: An Egyptian on American politics

Our Open World Sweepstakes

In today’s media landscape, the news is at our finger tips. Just beyond the flat screens of our mobile devices, we can gaze into the 3D worlds of communities on the other side of the planet, oceans away, witnesses to the events that shape their lives. These advances in technology have given us the infrastructure … Continue reading Our Open World Sweepstakes

Collaborative Reporting Fellowships Create Opportunity and Understanding at a Challenging Time for Media

Kevin D. Grant, Co-founder and managing editor of The GroundTruth Project shares his thoughts on the future of reporting and how collaborative cross-cultural media programs, such those developed by the Open Hands Initiative and the GroundTruth Project, lead to excellent journalism and cultivate lasting international friendship.