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The coverage of disability issues in media

From June 25 to 26 in Dilijan, Armenia “Bridge of Hope” NGO (the member of the Caucasus Network for Children (CNC)) in the framework of the project "Speaking about myself", held a seminar for journalists “The coverage of disability issues in media”.  More than sixty applications for participation were received of which only 20 were selected.  

Journalists were acquainted with the peculiarities of disability coverage with medical, legal, social and cultural points of view. During the workshop the stereotypes which are exist in society about people with disabilities were discussed and analyzed.

Also different approaches were studied of better understanding of equality and inclusion issues. A number of practical situations related to terminology and etiquette was discussed.