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.