Media Training is Making a Difference

PROPEL works to build capacity of the media to effectively report on disability. Informed media coverage helps disability advocates reach policymakers, businesses, workers, and others with key messages about the rights of disabled persons, and the positive contributions they can make to the workplace and communities.

In China, PROPEL has worked to raise awareness on disability among the media and strengthen its role in promoting human rights awareness among the public, with a particular emphasis on the right to decent work of persons with disabilities. Since 2013, it has partnered with the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and One Plus One, a media organization operated by disabled persons, to study trends in reporting on disability, with support provided by the ILO Beijing Office and Handicap International China.