The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) has collaborated with the BBC’S 50:50 Equality Project since early 2020. Six of our core faculty members are actively involved in the project.

The aim of the project is to achieve gender balance in news gathering, by reporters and contributors. While more than 50% of ACJ comprises women students, we try to sensitise all students in awareness of gender imbalances while collecting material for their stories. How many women are interviewed and how many women experts are consulted by reporters while working on their stories? Once this awareness is created, there will be some attempt by our students to consciously strive for gender balance, wherever possible, in storytelling.