From the Wikimedia Foundation on May 5, 2021:

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the Wikimedia Foundation co-hosted the virtual event, “Taking back the narrative: Changing how Asian Americans are represented in the news, on Wikipedia, and beyond”.

This past year we saw a rise in acts of violence and xenophobia perpetrated against people of Asian descent, further exasperating biases and a lack of representation of AAPI voices in the media and across the web. Speakers discussed how Wikipedia and journalists can act as partners to increase the representation of AAPI voices in the news media and online landscape, address biases, and encourage everyone to get involved in amending these critical gaps.

Check out the Twitter thread with live quotes from the event. The recording is available on the Wikimedia Foundation YouTube channel.

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