​Media Monitors Discussion : “MEDIA COVERAGE OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES AND RELATED ISSUES”

Media Monitors held a panel discussion on the 31st of August 2016, which tackled the representation and portrayal of people living with disabilities in the Zimbabwean media. The main objective of the discussion was to change the perspective the media had on people living with disabilities. Media Monitors noticed with great concern that stories that make news are sympathetic towards the disabled.The influence that the media holds over society has not always been used to society’s benefit, particularly in relation to disability issues, where the media has continued to add to the discrimination of disabled people.

Panelists

Wisdom Mdzungairi- NewsDay News Editor

Barbara Nyangairi- Director Deaf Zimbabwe Trust

MrZirima- Team Leader Larche Zimbabwe

Peter Banga-Head of Mass Communications Harare Polytechnic

Ms Abigail Gamnya- Facilitator-Director Gender Media Connect