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

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.






“Burma Telling Its Own Story” – The Beginning of a New Fellowship Project

The new year in the U.S. is very much underway, the hustle and bustle of the daily commute, long hours and increasingly long nights do not distinguish 2013 much from previous years. Yet in Myanmar (Burma), this is a very different story. In 2011, the 17 year long peace treaty established to end the nation’s … Continue reading “Burma Telling Its Own Story” – The Beginning of a New Fellowship Project