AAJA-Asia Releases Asia Wide Journalists Survey on Diversity

As part of its Advancing News Diversity in Asia (ANDA) project, the Asian American Journalists Association’s Asia Chapter released today a first-of-its-kind survey on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Asia newsrooms. Journalists currently working in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan are warmly invited to take up the survey.

Recently launched with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project, the ANDA Project is structured as a three-tier initiative focused on research, advocacy and solutions. It aims to raise awareness and support efforts to improve diversity and representation in newsrooms and coverage throughout Asia.

ANDA’s research project started last May with the organization of nine focus group discussions involving 44 journalists from 38 news outlets in English and five Asian languages. These conversations shown the need to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in a context that’s relevant to Asia.

The survey released today aims to understand Asia journalists’ experience and perception of diversity, equity and inclusion in their news outlet and in news reporting. Contributions will be fully anonymized. It is available in Chinese, English, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean and requires approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

AAJA-Asia warmly encourages all journalists working in the seven Asian markets currently included in the project to take up the survey. Their contribution will critically help build awareness and global understanding of DEI from the perspectives of journalists working in Asia. The survey results will be published later this year in and Asia News Diversity report. They will also help designing concrete solutions for improving DEI in Asia newsrooms.

The ANDA Project’s DEI survey is open here until 30 November 2021.

Unsure if the survey is for you? Or just curious to learn more about the ANDA project? Please email asia@aaja.org with any questions.


About AAJA-Asia

The Asia chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA-Asia) represents members across the Asia-Pacific region. It is a diverse, multi-ethnic community of local and international journalists and media professionals committed to supporting a vibrant press in the Asia-Pacific region. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in media organizations, providing training opportunities to members, supporting students interested in journalism and advocating for fair media access. AAJA is a nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the U.S. and Asia.

About the Facebook Journalism Project

The Facebook Journalism Project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. It also helps address the news industry’s core business challenges. Our trainings, programs, and partnerships work in three ways: 1. Building community through news by working with and investing in organizations that fund quality journalism; 2. Training newsrooms globally; and 3. Partnering with news publishers and nonprofits to combat misinformation, promote news literacy, fund new initiatives, share best practices, and improve journalism on our platforms. For more information, please visit facebook.com/journalismproject.