Facebook-backed group asking about diversity and inclusion

Sep 25, 2021 at 05:35 am by admin

Journalists are being asked about diversity and inclusion in a new survey supported by Facebook’s Journalism Project, with contributions "fully anonymised", the Asian American Journalists Association's Asia Chapter says.

The group is weighing into issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in Asian newsrooms, having already held focus group discussions involving 44 journalists from 38 news outlets in English and five Asian languages.

The groups says these conversations showed the need to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in a context relevant to Asia. The survey announced today will ask about the experiences of journalists in Asia and their perception of diversity, equity and inclusion in their newsrooms and in news reporting as part of a project to advance news diversity in Asia.

Journalists currently working in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan are invited to take part.

AAJA-Asia says the project – launched with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project – will focus on research, advocacy and solutions. It aims to raise awareness and support efforts to improve diversity and representation in newsrooms and coverage throughout Asia.

The survey is available in Chinese, English, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean and requires approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Participants are being offered the chance to win one of seven US$100 gift cards (one for each market).

AAJA-Asia says the contributions of all journalists working in the seven Asian markets currently included are key to helping build awareness and global understanding.

“They will also help to guide the design of concrete solutions for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in Asia’s newsrooms,” says president K. Oanh Ha (pictured).

The survey is open until October 10. You can email asia@aaja.org with any questions.

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