Advancing News Diversity in Asia at FCCJ

AAJA-Tokyo is hosting a panel discussion on the Advancing News Diversity in Asia (ANDA) Report on July 11 at 1:00 pm (JP time) at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, with AAJA President Michelle Ye Hee Lee and other Tokyo-based guests.

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Michelle Ye Hee Lee is a journalist and serves as the president of the Asian American Journalists Association, a non-profit founded in 1981 that has more than 2,000 members across the U.S. and in Asia.

Madoka Nakano is a freelance journalist and researcher at the University of Tokyo’s gender equality office. A former reporter at Nikkei, Nakano has authored books on gender roles in modern Japanese families and was one of the winners of the PEP Journalism Award 2021 for her reporting of sexual abuse cases involving the child care platform Kidsline.

Baye McNeil is an American writer based in Japan since 2004. As an author of two books and a columnist for the Japan Times and Toyokeizai, McNeil has written extensively about issues of race and discrimination, including stereotypical representation of Black people in Japanese media.

Misook Lee is an associate professor at the University of Tokyo. Lee’s research has been focused on journalism and social movements such as #MeToo in South Korea and Japan. She was previously a visiting fellow at Harvard-Yenching Institute.

ANDA Report
Advancing News Diversity in Asia (ANDA) is a project of the AAJA’s Asia Chapter launched in 2021 with the support of the Meta Journalism Project. In April, ANDA released a Research Report based on a survey of 1,200+ journalists and media professionals in seven Asian markets, to define, raise awareness of and improve diversity, equity and inclusion in newsrooms and news coverage in Asia.