Grosvenor House hosts prestigious ‘The Asian Awards’

By Tasha Mathur (Twitter: @tashamathur) Grosvenor House in Park Lane was greeted with a blast of Indian spice and colour as The Asian Awards celebrated yet another year of achievements by the Asian community last Friday. Currently in its fourth year, The Asian Awards has become the most prestigious event for honouring Asian excellence across…

Girls Talk: Women in Media

On Monday, Shine Media and The Rafiki Network presented Girl Talk: Women In Media, in partnership with Black Women Mean Business, founded  by Hackney MP Diane Abbott. Although the event was small in size, the aim of night’s programme was extremely ambitious. Held at the Houses of Parliament, Shine Media and The Rafiki Network invited…

Can diversity schemes change the face of the newsroom?

When it comes to race, UK journalism is mainly dominated by white. Fewer than 7% of journalists and editors come from ethnic minority backgrounds, according to the Professional Publishers Association (PPA). Given that most of the UK’s journalism industry is based in London, where ethnic minorities make up over 30% of the population, this is…