Meghan Markle, Prince Harry highlight racial inequalities in media industry

Samantha David|July 27, 2021
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry highlight racial inequalities in media industry

In a recently released statement, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have said that they are strong supporters of journalistic diversity and condemn inequalities that exist in media organizations.

Their statement read as, "Archewell is a proud supporter of journalistic diversity and news media organizations that are committed to reporting the truth, uncovering untold stories and giving voice to the voiceless.”

The Duke and Duchess added, "In every corner of the world, members of the media are using their power—and responsibility—to inform the public, teach communities, battle misinformation and inspire change.”

The statement continued, "We also applaud the work of independent media, nonprofit newsrooms and trusted local news collectives. They demonstrate the deep need for this critical profession to thrive and evolve, particularly in terms of racial equity and representation in newsgathering and newsrooms.”

They further added, "That's why we support groups like The PressPad Charitable Foundation (which helps young people of diverse backgrounds gain entry into the journalism industry) and URL Media (a multi-platform network focused on community media organizations that directly serve and reflect their audiences).”

They concluded, "For these reasons, we are seeking to bring awareness to a coalition of U.K. journalists calling for stronger initiatives to combat the underrepresentation, inequity and racial bigotry that still persist in this important industry.”

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