DEI Stories

As part of the Advancing News Diversity in Asia (ANDA) project, AAJA-Asia invited staff journalists, freelancers and students in journalism from seven Asia markets – Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – to apply for a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) reporting fellowship.

Successful applicants submitted inspiring stories that explore the experiences of marginalized communities and individuals and their struggle for representation in their respective countries.

We warmly invite you to browse this unique collection of articles that shed a light on many unknown facets of diversity in the Asia Pacific region.

By Yasmin Coles – For decades, many Filipinos, Muslims and Christians alike in southern Philippines live in fear: getting caught in the …

By Xie Yihui & Alexander Goh – How the mainstream media in Singapore’s Lion City portrays disabled people and their stories Dr …

By Satria Efendi – Children exemplify lessons of harmony in diversity in remote Indonesian village Note: In this story, as is common …

By Samira Hassan – After weeks of reporting on palm oil extraction alongside an international correspondent, Febriana Firdaus, an acclaimed journalist, was …

By Jun Tsuboike – TOKYO — A March 2021 court ruling that same-sex marriages are constitutional has given same-sex couples a glimmer …

By Jonah Khu & Jaewon SHIN – “Go back to China!,” ”Stop pretending to be Taiwanese, ok? Go to China if you …

By Jeyup S. Kwaak – When a veteran South Korean journalist applied for a cub reporter position in the mid-1990s at one …

By Mick Yang – “There is a general sense of hopelessness of never being legally recognised as their authentic selves, especially given …

By Ilgin Yorulmaz – TOKYO – The posting of Hawa Abdullah’s father to Taiwan when she was a girl was a blessing. …

By Hillary Leung – Five-star hotels and high-end shopping malls dot Hong Kong’s commercial district, famed for its panoramic views of the …

By Cat Wang – Starting operations amid sweeping political changes has meant that Hong Kong’s transgender youth group, Quarks, has to tread …

By Cat Thomas – A migrant caregiver, caught on camera in a family home hitting her elderly charge, faced a glare of …

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