Stories about East 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.
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.
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, creating an exotic and reductive view of Japanese culture. However, it's hard to know whether this obvious tendency in...