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Asia's newsrooms still lack female representation, journalists say

Women from around the region meet in Tokyo to discuss diversity in coverage

Female journalists from around Asia discuss the role of women in the industry during a Dec. 3 meeting in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- In early December, 30 female journalists from 12 countries and regions throughout Asia gathered in Tokyo for an event sponsored by Japan's Cabinet Office to discuss diversity in news coverage.

Many in the media industry are realizing that diversity in the newsroom is critical to good journalism. The interaction of editors and reporters with different backgrounds and viewpoints helps produce broader and more accurate coverage. But women have long trailed men in terms of representation at media companies.

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