May 20, 2021
9:00 am EDT - 10:00 am EDT
During the pandemic, persons with disabilities faced very specific challenges that may have been under-reported in the media or, even worse, reported in ways that perpetuate bias and misunderstanding. How many of you consciously include the perspectives of persons with disabilities in your reporting and why is it that disability reporting must be taken seriously? Understanding what disability is and why reporting about it matters, is fundamental to the wellbeing of society. Persons with disabilities face unique health challenges, yet they are often lumped together and information is not tailored to their needs.
Join us for a special HJN series of three one-hour long sessions on disability reporting led by Jackie Lidubwi, multi-award-winning Kenyan television producer and project manager for Integrating Disability Rights into Media Training in Sub-Saharan Africa. The work of several HJN members will be featured in this series. In the first webinar, we have the pleasure to host representatives from the King George VI, an organization that specializes in advocacy for children with disabilities in Zimbabwe. For this entire series, we will offer American Sign Language interpretation and a certificate of attendance to those who attend all three sessions (one session on May 20th and two in June). This webinar will be held on Teams not Zoom. A link will be sent to you, once you register via the Google Form.