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CBCHS/EDID program charge Cameroon Journalists to mainstream disability inclusion in reporting

By Wawa Jackson Nfor Lamu Over 25 Journalists drawn from at least four regions of Cameroon have been drilled and tasked to factor the interest of disabled persons in their reporting. This was during a capacity building serminar organized Friday January 5, 2024 at the Baptist Resource Center in Yaounde by the Empowerment and Disability Inclusive Developmen (EDID) program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) in partnership with Lilian Foundation. Representing the Director of CBC Health Services, Awah Jacques Chirac, who was one of the facilitators called on journalists to take the lead in raising awareness in the #rehabilitation services. “We expect the journalists to lead in raising awareness and demand for rehabilitation services.we recognize the role the media has in behavior change #communication, sensitizing and promoting uptake of services,” said Awah Jacques Chirac adding that, “we are trusting haven organized this workshop and bringing to the att

Disability Inclusive Reporting: Research reveals increase in appropriate language use in media

By Bakah Derick  Research has revealed a relative increase in appropriate language use by media professionals covering disability related issues in Cameroon. The research titled Cameroon Newspaper Portrayal of Persons with Disabilities by Njodzefe Nestor was presented in Buea South West Region of Cameroon during a workshop assembling 30 media professionals working in the conflct hit North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.  The study which involved quantitative and qualitative description of communication content of three newspapers in Cameroon had over 59 news stories content analysed Njodzefe Nestor speaking at the Sisterspeak237 workshop on disability and gender inclusive reporting Buea  According to the researcher, over 50% of the newspaper articles reviewed demonstrated some mastery of the language used in reporting disability issues.  "Writing about disability is complicated and requires sensitivity." Njodzefe said adding that such sensitivity is a mus