Global Information Network

West New York, NJ

Mission

Global Information Network, through its distribution of Africa news and information, increases the perspectives available to readers in North America and brings into their view information about key developments on the continent that are overlooked or under-reported by mainstream media.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Lisa Vives

Co Principal Officer

Elizabeth Barad

Main address

Global Information Network 6040 Boulevard East #21-H

West New York, NJ 07093 USA

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EIN

13-3487886

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

International Human Rights (Q70)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Explantory news writing on major current events in Africa

Global Information Network's primary objective is to produce and distribute breaking and investigative Africa-themed news for an American audience, introducing the voices and views of African opinion setters, youth leaders, activists, human rights advocates, organizers, women and cultural workers.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

Short form Africa news and information gathered from primary sources, curated, edited and prepared for the international pages of African American media and individual subscribers,

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults

A weekly roundup of major Africa-themed developments on the continent for a cultural program of African music on a college radio station.

Population(s) Served
Students
People of African descent

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Global Information Network

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2021
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Board chair

Ms. Elizabeth Barad

NYC Bar Association African Affairs Committee

Term: 2014 - 2019

Lawrence Nii Nartey

Teachers College

Fungai Maboreke

Community organizer

Melvin Simmons

Video producer

Betty Wambui

teacher

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No