Seattle Globalist

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The Seattle Globalist is a daily “hyperglobal” publication covering the connections between Seattle and the rest of the globe. It’s where Seattle meets the world.

Seattle is a city with a big worldview. Named a “hyper-diverse city” by the Migration Policy Institute, more than a quarter of Seattle residents are foreign-born. Seattleites are exceptionally well traveled and the city is home to a bustling economy of businesses and nonprofits whose impact is felt across the globe.

The Globalist features travel writing from a Northwest perspective, restaurant and music reviews, a calendar of cultural events, and perspectives on global news from Seattle’s international population. Behind this layer of content is a robust community of Globalists—travelers, immigrants, global health workers, students, foreign film buffs, foodies— all the Seattleites who identify as “Globalists.”

Our mission is to create a hub for globally-oriented people in the Pacific Northwest through accessible journalism that highlights international diversity and global connections in our region, and by providing media-making opportunities with an emphasis on diverse voices.


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A four-part series exploring immigration detention and deportation in the Puget Sound region.

Caption: "Existential Russia" protesters in Moscow, Sept. 15th 2012., Credit: Sarah Stuteville
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Generation Putin: stories exploring politics and everyday life for Millennials in the former Soviet Union, is produced by the Seattle Globalist and comes from PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, with financial support from the Open Society Foundations.

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Life on the Duwamish explores the history, culture, and neighborhoods around the Duwamish waterway, a historical center of industry in Seattle, Superfund Cleanup site, and a focal point of communities in South Park and Georgetown.

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A series of brief updates from Cairo during the 2011 protests.

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Navigating a new home in the Pacific Northwest.


Caption: Protests in Egypt, Credit: Common Language Project
On-the ground interview from Friday Jan. 28th with CLP correspondent Nathaniel Greenberg, currently based in Cairo.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2011
  • Length: 04:26
Caption: Truck Grille, Credit: Sarah Stuteville
Shipping is a big business in Pakistan. With new paved highways offering a fast track to Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, trucking is an importa...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Khan's Parrot, Credit: Alex Stonehill
People come to fortunetellers for answers and entertainment, but not all fortunetellers use a crystal ball. In Karachi, Pakistan, one street vendor...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 05:49
Caption: Mohammed Sher Ali Khan, Credit: Alex Stonehill
Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis were already fleeing the Swat Valley before the latest fighting broke out. Sher Ali Khan, 55, is one of them. ...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 01:48
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Primary education is compulsory in Pakistan, and the country has a large public school system. But many of these schools are just marginally functi...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and WBEZ

  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Northwest Detention Center, Credit: Alex Stonehill
April 16, 2009 - On any given day, 30,000 people are being held in detention centers across the country. With plans to expand the Northwest Detenti...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 08:36
Caption: GEO Guard at the Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma., Credit: Alex Stonehill
In 2004 a new detention center opened on the tideflats below downtown Tacoma. Owned and operated by a private corporation, it houses up to a thousa...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 08:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Many Uch at the Airport Way Detention Facility., Credit: Eroyn Franklin
An imposing brick building on Airport Way at the edge of the International District housed detained immigrants from 1931 to 2004. It was once known...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gabriela Cubillos prepares tamales in her home. , Credit: Eroyn Franklin
In our final segment, producer Jessica Partnow follows the story of one family living in immigration limbo in Auburn, Washington.

Bought by RadioStPete Florida,, KISU, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 08:32
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ali Jaffri, Credit: Alex Stonehill
Jessica Partnow takes us through a night in the life of Ali Jaffri, a professional telemarketer in Lahore, Pakistan.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KCRW, and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 3