Disability Reporting in the Media

This training manual has been produced by Internews to empower African journalists with the necessary skills and knowledge to promote fact-based, objective, and impactful reporting on Persons with Disabilities.

In this manual, we cover key disability issues, key messages and principles for African journalists who want to promote the human rights of African with Disabilities. Many of these principles also apply to other parts of the world. The manual also addresses terminology: using words that do not offend people and that put the person, rather than the disability first.

Journalists will learn how to create programs that resonate with their audiences and encourage wider participation of Persons with Disabilities of every level of the society, despite the barriers they are likely to face.