Montreal – Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec announced today that he is launching Global Green News – the first news outlet dedicated to covering Green Parties worldwide.
“After several years leading the Green Party of Quebec I noticed that Green Parties around the world are often under-represented in mainstream media coverage despite our growing popularity. As a movement we are often forced to look at ourselves through the lens of the mainstream media. When Green Parties are covered in the mainstream media, the coverage is often controversy based and important information tends to fall through the cracks ” declared Tyrrell. “Here we are with Green Parties active in over 80 countries worldwide yet there is very little internatinal colanboration and until now not a single news outlet dedicated to covering our collective movement. The Global Green News aims to correct these shortfalls of our movement by providing quality information, journalism and content about Green Parties to an international audience. ”
The Global Green News is a volunteer based project, we are happy to count a dynamic team of student journalists who have offered their time to produce content for the site. We are looking to expand our network of both causal and recurrent content contributors. Eventually we would like to build the Global Green News into a media empire including a weekly newscast, podcasts and more. If you want to help us out, sign up for a monthly donation or as a content contributor.
Meet our team!
Alex Tyrrell is the leader of the Green Party of Quebec. He founded the Global Green News to bring newfound visibility to the Global Green Party Movement which is present in over 80 countries world wide. He hopes to increase connectivity, collaboration and the flow of information between Green Parties around the world through this initiative. He is an activist and politician. Holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Concordia University and was one of Canada’s youngest political leaders after being elected to lead the Green Party of Quebec at age 25 in 2013.
Lojain Azzam is an ambitious, motivated, and fearless woman. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and is currently working toward a BA degree in Political Science at Concordia University. Lojain believes in a just world where everyone is equal and the economy goes hand in hand with the environment. To progress into this kind of world, she has taken a decision to set her life journey to be a meaningful and informative one. Lojain is determined to provide credible and authentic news coverage to the audience through her journalism at Global Green News.
Robin Vochelet is in his fourth and final year at McGill University, currently pursuing a B.A. Honours in International Development Studies with a minor in Political Science. Originally from Strasbourg, France, he has a particular interest in politics and society of the Asia-Pacific region, as well as grassroots movements & civil society activism. In his free time, Robin is often seen visiting cute cafés around Montreal.
Sarah Cui is in her fourth year of undergraduate studies in Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Her background is intercultural, having grown up in both Ottawa and northwestern China. Her areas of interest include environmental politics, conservation and food sustainability. In her free time, Sarah enjoys connecting with friends, hiking, identifying plants and learning a new language.
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Natalia moved to Canada as a teenager to pursue a more diverse education and a brighter future. Based in Montréal since the fall of 2016, today she is a proud McGill University graduate with a BA in Political Science and International Development Studies.
Over the course of her undergraduate studies at McGill, she developed a passion for human rights advocacy and sustainable development. Owing to her political science background, she is equally interested in notions of global governance and diplomacy, and has developed a particular interest in the fields of human rights protection, poverty alleviation, and international development, all within the framework of sustainability.
In the near future, she aspires to continue her education and become professionally involved in global politics and international affairs in order to help bring the change she wants to see in the world.
Joshua Allan is from Beamsville, Ontario and graduated from Bishop’s University in June 2020, having studied Foreign Languages and Politics. His political activity in his community includes advocating for environmental rights in the Fridays for Future march in Sherbrooke, QC, in October 2019. His interests include Canadian and international politics, environmental politics, and indigenous rights.
Shabrina Rahman is a second year student at Bishop’s University where she studies International Studies with a double minor in German and Sports Studies. She is looking forward to sharing positive news about environmental issues and Green Parties around the world. She believes that it is important for people to gain knowledge about this subject because we live in a society in which environmental protection is not as strong as it should be.
Margaret Saville is a second-year psychology and political science student at McGill University and would like to pursue political journalism. Although she was bourn in Toronto she mainly grew up in a small city in British Columbia called Nelson. Her passions include environmentalism, literature and writing, down-hill skiing, and animals, especially cats. Margaret is determined to addressing social issues such as the climate change crisis, racial and gender inequality, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ+ rights, and advocating for mental health awareness