monitor depictions in the media of persons of Asian Pacific
educate the public and the media about what persons of Asian
Pacific descent find racially offensive, stereotypical,
and/or inaccurate and why it is harmful.
advocate and provide reinforcement for fair, accurate, sensitive,
and balanced depictions of persons of Asian Pacific descent
in all facets of the media.
discourage and fight for the end of gender stereotyping
of persons of Asian Pacific descent.
hold individuals accountable for unfair or derogatory statements
made in the media about persons of Asian Pacific decent.
serve as a resource for information regarding the treatment
of Asian Pacific Americans in the media.
support, encourage, and promote, Asian Pacific American
talent in both the media and the arts, and advocate their
increased employment in these fields.
organize and operate a network among Asian Pacific Americans
and other community organizations in order to develop a
national presence as a media watchdog/advocacy organization
capable of representing the concerns of the Asian Pacific
encourage increased news coverage of significant issues
of concern to Asian Americans.
foster an environment of increased sensitivity toward, and
respect for, the dignity of the Asian Pacific community.
improve the present state of the treatment and portrayals
of persons of Asian Pacific descent in the media and in
MANAA is part of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition and Asian Pacific American Media Coalition which regularly meets with the top four television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox) to encourage diversity in their programming.