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Media practitioners charge to champion disability cause

African Foundation for Young Media Professionals

The Africa Foundation for Young Media Professionals has advised media practitioners to be the voice of those living with disabilities.

This is at the backdrop of a three days workshop organized by the foundation in Port Harcourt with the theme: “disability and inclusion: increasing the power of the marginalized voices”.

Delivery on the topic, Media Education: A foundation for Social Inclusion in the media industry, Hannah Aman defines “media education as an attempt at making media users critically conscious of the impact of media on their lives, in order to enable them become creative users of the media”.

Aman said those who experienced social exclusion are mostly women/girls and those living with disabilities.

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She stressed that poverty, underdevelopment, unhealthy competition, lack of participation in social, economic, cultural and political life as some of the effects social exclusion.

Africa Foundation For Young Media Professionals is a non governmental organization with requisite knowledge in media skills development, media business model sustainability in Africa.

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