That Cagliari course on “Information and Disability” is good for culture

The interesting course on “Information and Disability” is scheduled for tomorrow, June 10, in Cagliari, at the Faculty of Humanities at the University, with the aim of promoting an inclusive journalistic language that respects the identity and rights of people with disabilities. It was organized by GiULia Sardegna (Journalist Unite Autonomous Liberation) and Order of Journalists of Sardinia, in collaboration with the Cagliari Bar Association, Associazione SensibilMente of Olbia, USSI Sardinia (Italian Sports Press Union) and the University of Cagliari

The picture is taken from the poster for the training seminar for journalists “Né poor. not special either “, held in 2018 in Rome

It’s scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, June 10to Cagliariat the Faculty of Humanities at the University, was called the interesting course of study Information and disabilitywhich aims to promote one inclusive journalistic language and respectful of identity and of rights of people with disabilities. The initiative was organized by GiULia Sardinia (United Liberal Autonomous Journalists) and byThe Order of Journalists in Sardiniain cooperation withOrder of lawyers of Cagliari, the association sensitive by Olbia, theUSSI Sardinia (Italian Sports Press Union) andUniversity of Cagliari.

The deontological charters and the Privacy Act draw the boundaries within which journalists, by exercising their right to report, act in accordance with human rights, also and above all in relation to sensitive data concerning health. But How are people with disabilities represented today? What is “right words” to tell them based on stereotypes, pietism, clichés and prejudices?
The Cagliari course aims to identify an area of ​​reflection and study associated with operational methods of expression through an inclusive language that respects the rights of people with disabilities without including them in “less fortunate” or “special children” enclosed, in accordance with the provisions in UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. The theme will be addressed under the aspect Language and of narrative styleof deontology and through the experiences and projects by activists and activists of associations. Within the general theme, the mechanisms are by double discrimination affects women with disabilities in relation to rights and self-determination, as well as a too often partial media presentation. Finally, part of the course will be reserved for elaboration of legal content with the aim that professional merits are also recognized by the Bar Association.

This initiative is in continuity with a similar one held in Olbia in December 2019, when the idea of ​​a “Map or Manifesto of Olbia” on information obligations for people with disabilities, a project blocked by the pandemic, which may, however, be relaunched within this new training event.

The event will be introduced and moderated by Caterina De Roberto by GiULia Giornaliste-The Sardinian Union. At the opening, they will intervene Francesco BirocchiPresident of the Order of Journalists in Sardinia, Matteo PinnaPresident of the Cagliari Bar Association, Susi Ronchifounder of GiULia Giornaliste Sardegna, Paolo MastinoPresident of the USSI Sardinia, Donatella Rita Petrettodelegated to the Rector of the University of Cagliari in the field of social inclusion and rights for people with disabilities.
The reports of Vannalisa MancaCouncilor for the Order of Journalists in Sardinia and member of the GiULia Giornaliste (The charter that is not there); Sara Carnovaliresearcher in constitutional law, parliamentary collaborator at the Chamber and author of the book The body of women with disabilities – Intersectional legal analysis of violence, sexuality and reproductive rights (Arachne, 2018) (Words, bodies, justice. Human rights for people with disabilities from a gender perspective); Giuseppe Macciottaspecialist in labor law and social security (Work and disability); Francesca ArcaduCouncilor for the UILDM in Sassari (Italian Union for the Fight against Muscular Dystrophy), teaches socio-health issues and disability (The words to say it: to be people with disabilities through the eyes of others); Benedetta Pintusmember of GiULia Giornaliste, specialist in non-discriminatory languages ​​(When tales become toxic); Veronica AsaraChairman of SensibilMente (Communication, autonomy and self-awareness: an educational project for communication on social media); Marco GranataChairman of the Peter Pan Foundation (Fortunately, we have Faith); Ilaria MeloniParalympic cyclist (Freewheel). (Simona Lancioni)

We thank Sara Carnovali for reporting.

Six training points will be awarded to the journalists participating in the Cagliari course; three training points for lawyers and attorneys. The event is coming also posted on the Facebook page of the Sardinian Order of Journalism.
This contribution has already appeared on the website of Informare un’H-Centro Gabriele and Lorenzo Giuntinelli in Peccioli (Pisa) and is reproduced here – with some modifications due to the different container – with kind permission.

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