Breaking Barriers – media as a tool to enhance democratisation and human rights for persons with disabilities

TV, radio and newspapers are important channels for people’s opportunities to participate in social debates.

MyRight’s partner organisations bear witness to the fact that persons with disabilities often are portrayed as subjects of charity rather than persons with inalienable rights. The project aims to identify gaps in current media reporting, laying the foundation for a larger project aiming to develop a media codex which will promote a rights-based media representation of persons with disabilities.