Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want everyone in the media to be seen and heard.
In a statement on their Archewell website, the couple spoke out about their next initiative.
"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. 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," the message began.
The note 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 newsgathering and newsrooms. 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)."
"For these reasons, we are seeking to bring awareness to a coalition of U.K. journalists calling for stronger initiatives to combat the underrepresentation, inequity and racial bigotry that still persist in this important industry," the note concluded.
Harry, 36, has been vocal about how the tabloids wreaked havoc on his life. "It was a really difficult environment as I think a lot of people saw. We all know what the British press can be like. It was destroying my mental health," he confessed. "This is toxic, so I did what any husband and what any father would do which is, 'I need to get my family out of here,' but we never walked away."
"It was never walking away," he stated. "It was stepping back rather than stepping down. Whatever decisions are made on that side I will never walk away. I'll always be contributing. My life is public service so wherever I am in the world it's going to be the same thing."