AAJA Congratulates Member Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient


The Asian American Journalists Association congratulates long-time member and leader Maria Ressa on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Dmitriy Muratov. AAJA applauds Ressa for her relentless and courageous work for press freedom and combating disinformation in the Philippines and worldwide.

AAJA, AAJA Women and Non-Binary Voices, and Others Urge Protection for Journalists in Afghanistan


The Asian American Journalists Association’s Women and Non-Binary Voices Affinity Group urges the U.S. government and international society to take immediate actions to protect Afghan and international journalists, researchers, fixers, translators and other media workers who have risked their lives and their families’ lives for press freedom.

SAJA-AAJA Media Advisory on Coverage of Indianapolis Fedex Facility Shooting


We are concerned about reports Tuesday that the Minnesota state police threatened to arrest journalists covering the protests if they did not leave. This growing nationwide trend among law enforcement agencies is unacceptable. The police should not be threatening journalists for doing their jobs. As journalism organizations, we stand together to defend reporters on the streets who are covering the news as the eyes and ears of the people.

We encourage and urge all police offices to respect our jobs and not threaten working journalists or peaceful protesters, both of whom are protected by the First Amendment, with arrest.

AAJA Joins Minnesota Chapter and SPJ-Minnesota in Denouncing Targeting and Detention of Journalists Doing Their Jobs


We are concerned about reports Tuesday that the Minnesota state police threatened to arrest journalists covering the protests if they did not leave. This growing nationwide trend among law enforcement agencies is unacceptable. The police should not be threatening journalists for doing their jobs. As journalism organizations, we stand together to defend reporters on the streets who are covering the news as the eyes and ears of the people.

We encourage and urge all police offices to respect our jobs and not threaten working journalists or peaceful protesters, both of whom are protected by the First Amendment, with arrest.

Joint Statement on Freedom of the Press Covering Protests in Minnesota


We are concerned about reports Tuesday that the Minnesota state police threatened to arrest journalists covering the protests if they did not leave. This growing nationwide trend among law enforcement agencies is unacceptable. The police should not be threatening journalists for doing their jobs. As journalism organizations, we stand together to defend reporters on the streets who are covering the news as the eyes and ears of the people.

We encourage and urge all police offices to respect our jobs and not threaten working journalists or peaceful protesters, both of whom are protected by the First Amendment, with arrest.

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