Prince Harry, Meghan speak Out against Inequalities

Prince Harry, Meghan speak Out against Inequalities

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have brought attention to the inequalities prevalent within the media industry.

In a statement released on their official Archewell website, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex condemned the racial and fiscal inequalities within the media industry.

“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,” their statement read.

“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,” it 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 news gathering and newsrooms,” the duke and duchess said in the statement.

“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 added.

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

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