The World Press Institute fosters understanding among international journalists about the role and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and promotes excellence in journalism.

Through its fellowship program, WPI brings 10 international journalists to the United States each year to experience the complexities of U.S. life through the prism of a reporter working under First Amendment conditions. The fellowship provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the U.S. through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.


50th Anniversary Celebration

The 50th Anniversary Celebration for WPI will be held June 6 to 9, 2013, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Watch for more details soon.

2012 Fellowship Winners

The World Press Institute chose 10 journalists from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Finland, Hungary, India, South Africa, and Uganda to be fellows in its 2012 international journalism program.

Read more about the fellows and view their photos

2012 program schedule

World Press Institute Reports

2012 WPI fellows blog about their experiences in the U.S.
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News of Former WPI Fellows

PethoAndras Petho, a 2008 fellow from Hungary, has won an Hungarian investigative reporting award for his series on companies with links to Hungarian government officials. Read more

BukhariShujaat Bukhari, a 2003 fellow, has been named editor in chief of Rising Kashmir, prominent English daily published from Srinagar, the capital of Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir. Read more

KuistialaAnu Kuistiala, a 1995 WPI fellow, has been named editor in chief for online news and radio for MTV3, a major Finnish television. Read more


PugaciauskasVykintas Pugaciauskas, a 2008 WPI fellow, is the new spokesperson at the Lithuania’s Permanent Mission with the European Union. Read more

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