About Global Parachute
The OPC Global Parachute connects journalists with an online platform to exchange valuable, and in some cases lifesaving, information.
Who's the best fixer in Yemen? What areas in Turkey are considered unsafe for journalists? How is it possible to report in Cuba? Can you trust your translator in Thailand? All of these questions and more will be explored and hopefully answered in the confines of OPC Global Parachute.
The OPC Global Parachute maintains country information pages with information on embassies, types of government, key in-country business and media figures, brief historical sketches and links to relevant websites, such as the CIA’s country pages. These OPC Global Parachute pages are available to anyone who is interested in learning more about a particular country.
Those who request log-in information and are approved can view the extensive information written by experienced journalists on the ground in a variety of countries and contribute to Wiki information pages. Every nugget of information will be mined and mined again by those who follow in one another’s footsteps in the name of news.
To gain access to this area of the site, you must be a journalist or affiliated with a branch of the media, whether it be as a freelancer, an editor or a public relations liaison. Permissions for areas of the site are designated accordingly.
Global Parachute is run by the Overseas Press Club of America.
Allan Dodds Frank, Founder
Susan Kille, Managing Editor
Steve Reed, Research
Jessica Monaco, Web Manager
Global Parachute was generously funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation.
The photo used in the background of the website was taken by David Guttenfelder on the front lines of Afghanistan in 2008.
The photo at the center bottom of website is of Alexander Zemlianichenko in Chechnya.
Site design: Green Bird Media
Site development: Quevin