Stories about Asia

WordFrames: Taking Sides on Rohingya ‘Insurgents’ or ‘Terrorists’

In this WordFrames post, we explore the tricky and complicated media conversations around "insurgents" and "terrorists" in reference to the Rohingya, specifically members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, from Myanmar.

Brexit and Bias? The Framing of Immigrants in the Media

Is there something in the topic of Brexit that disinformation efforts can take advantage of? What perspectives might a high-level, data-driven analysis of Brexit news provide?

Culture Shot No. 6: Honor/honour

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word honor / honour? A dive into US and Pakistani media.

What Are We Saying Differently in Our Coverage of Pakistan?

Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.

Lone Wolves are ‘Terrorists’ Too

References to Muslims or Islam are common whether the story is about a lone wolf killer or a terrorist. We need to find better ways to characterize people who cause terror and a language that does justice to everyone touched by it.

Culture Shot No. 2: Generous

What does it mean to be generous? A look at recent media coverage using the term in the US and India.

How Sex Is Framed When Reporting On Japan

English-language media seem obsessed with sex in Japan. Geishas, boys who refuse sexuality, women who refuse to marry, androgyny, erotic robots, sex manga: these topics appear to dominate international coverage,...