[AI] Disability Media Workshop

Devnandan Kumar devnkumar at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 00:13:10 EDT 2008


Dear sir/madam,


If possible please perform at Lucknow /Uttar Pradesh. here is need of such
type worlshop.we may support you for the same.

Devnandan



On 3/15/08, pamnani <kanchanpamnani at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> When do you plan to have this workshop?
> Kanchan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nilesh Singit" <singitnilesh at yahoo.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 00:14
> Subject: [AI] Disability Media Workshop
>
>
> > Sorry if this is being posted again.. I am having
> > problems with my
> > email, i am not sure if mails are going or not.  just
> > sending again to
> > be sure. Sory for cross posting
> >
> > Dear Friends ,
> >
> > India Centre for Human Rights and Law (ICHRL) is
> > planning a half day
> > workshop on the role of content creators, in films,
> > television and the
> > written media. The aim of the workshop is to sensitize
> > media persons on
> > portraying the disabled without resorting to cheap
> > gimmicks that would
> > offend the sensibilities of the disabled community.
> >
> > ICHRL is a comprehensive human rights centre that
> > fights for access to
> > justice for all vulnerable sections of society,
> > including women,
> > children, disabled, and other minorities and
> > vulnerable communities. As
> > a part of the Disability Rights Network, ICHRL runs a
> > disability rights
> > initiative which provides legal aid and counseling to
> > the disabled.
> > Approximately 10 percent of the world's population has
> > some form of
> > disability. Historically persons with disabilities
> > have been subjected
> > to physical and mental abuse by their able
> > counterparts. Given the
> > oppression suffered by the disabled, there is every
> > reason to believe it
> > is a matter of utmost importance to include them into
> > the social
> > mainstream. It is not the disability per se which
> > renders persons with
> > disabilities more vulnerable to abuse but the negative
> > social
> > perceptions and stigmatization, which reduces them to
> > positions of
> > powerlessness and dependence.
> >
> > Media organizations have an enormous influence in
> > educating and
> > empowering individuals. The extent, to which they can
> > play a positive or
> > a negative role, is evident from Bollywood itself. On
> > the one hand there
> > are insensitive films where the disabled have been
> > portrayed in a
> > derogatory fashion while on the other hand there are
> > sensitive movies
> > like Tare Zameen Par, Iqbal and Black. This shows how
> > essential it is to
> > communicate the right message to the public.
> >
> > This workshop is an acknowledgment that in-depth,
> > sensitive and accurate
> > portrayal of the issue can contribute substantially
> > towards meeting this
> > challenge. We are planning to invite representatives
> > from disability
> > organizations, print, television and films. Through
> > this program we hope
> > to initiate a process which will focus on improving
> > the understanding of
> > media professionals where disability related issues
> > are concerned and
> > improve their ability to communicate effectively with
> > the general
> > public. We have requested CBFC (Central Board of Film
> > Certification) to
> > join us in this discussion and help us in getting a
> > better of the
> > disabled and move towards a better portrayal of the
> > disabled. This will
> > be an opportunity for participants who have worked on
> > this issue both as
> > a member of the media and as a Disability Rights
> > activist to meet on a
> > common platform and review current media trends vis a
> > vis disability.
> >
> > You and your students are cordially invited to this
> > meeting.
> >
> > Organizing Committee
> >
> > Prof Nandini Sardesai, Sociologist and member CBFC and
> > Consumer
> > Complaints Council ASCI;
> > Deepika D'Souza Executive Director, ICHRL;
> > Nilesh Singit, Co-ordinator Disability Rights
> > Initiative, ICHRL
> > Sujata Krishnamurthi, Associate Editor, Combat Law,
> > ICHRL
> >
> >
> > Contact
> >
> > Sujata Krishnamurthi 9820050453 sujatakrish at gmail.com
> > <mailto:sujatakrish at gmail.com>
> > Nilesh Singit nileshsingit at yahoo.co.uk
> > <mailto:nileshsingit at yahoo.co.uk>
> > Raju Waghmare 9820946125 mswraju at yahoo.com
> > <mailto:mswraju at yahoo.com>
> > Reshma Jagtap at 2343 9651/2343 6692/2343 4754
> >
> > --
> > Yours truly,
> > Nilesh Singit
> >
> > http://www.nileshsingit.com/
> >
> >
> >
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