AAJA Condemns Harassment of Sabrina Siddiqui over Questioning of India PM Modi

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the board of directors of the Asian American Journalists Association, we condemn the harassment targeted at Sabrina Siddiqui, the Wall Street Journal Correspondent who asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his human-rights record at a White House press conference. Since the press conference, she has been the target of online attacks, including baseless accusations about political bias.

AAJA denounces attacks on journalists who are simply doing their jobs and exercising freedom of the press. Sabrina was asking questions that the public deserved to have answered, and the harassment and vitriol that has been directed at her is unacceptable. AAJA stands by Sabrina, and we offer her our support.

– AAJA Board of Directors

The Asian American Journalists Association is a professional membership association founded in 1981. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry, advocating for accurate, comprehensive and fair coverage of the AAPI community. We champion the development of AAPI representation and leadership in journalism through trainings, opportunities and resources for our members as well as through nurturing and maintaining a network and community of AAPI journalists globally. Learn more at www.aaja.org or follow us on Twitter @AAJA.

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