AAJA Condemns Anti-Asian Racism and Challenges Newsrooms to Prioritize Coverage of Anti-Asian Violence


The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) condemns the latest incidents of anti-Asian violence across the country and calls on newsrooms to accurately cover such events. These attacks are a part of a disturbing trend of harassment and violence targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, exacerbated by xenophobia and discrimination stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. This violence includes AAPI journalists facing race-related harassment while doing their jobs.

AAJA urges action to correct toxic work environment experienced by employees of color at CBS-owned and operated local stations


The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is concerned by the toxic work environment that journalists and staff of color have experienced at CBS Television Stations. AAJA stands with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in demanding immediate change, especially with the most recent allegations around CBS3 in Philadelphia. We are aware of long-standing concerns about the treatment of journalists across CBS-owned and operated local stations.

AAJA Statement on the January 6 Attack on Congress and Ongoing Violence Against and Vilification of Journalists


In the wake of the violent attack on Congress last week that was spurred by disinformation about the 2020 election results and amid threats of violence timed with the presidential inauguration, AAJA reaffirms the crucial role of journalists in ensuring an informed and engaged citizenry in a democracy.

AAJA joins AAJA-Asia in Expressing Concern about Haze Fan Detention


The Asian American Journalists Association joins our Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) in expressing serious concerns about the arrest of Haze Fan, a Chinese-national working for Bloomberg News in Beijing, and asks for Chinese authorities to be transparent of the charges against Fan and to ensure that her rights to legal assistance are upheld. Fan has been missing … Continue reading AAJA joins AAJA-Asia in Expressing Concern about Haze Fan Detention

AAJA-LA and AAJA National Statement on the Arrest of Josie Huang


September 13, 2020 On Saturday night, Sept. 12, AAJA-LA member and KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies for allegedly “obstructing justice.” Huang was covering the shooting of two deputies in Compton. She was released overnight with visible bruises, KPCC reported.  We stand in support of our fellow Asian American … Continue reading AAJA-LA and AAJA National Statement on the Arrest of Josie Huang

AAJA National Board’s Message To Members On Allyship For Our Black Colleagues


The Asian American Journalists Association stands in solidarity with our black colleagues during this challenging time. Just as we stand up to racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, we stand up to racism against the black community, including the targeted and violent actions toward journalists of color during the protests of the last week. … Continue reading AAJA National Board’s Message To Members On Allyship For Our Black Colleagues

AAJA Joins Press Freedom Groups In Calling For Journalists Rights and Safety


The Asian American Journalists Association joins press freedom groups calling for journalists’ rights and safety in light of incidents related to nationwide protests. Over the past two days, AAJA signed on to letters led by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Press Club calling for full protection of journalists as … Continue reading AAJA Joins Press Freedom Groups In Calling For Journalists Rights and Safety