The fellowship will train, empower and equip journalists who provide comprehensive reportage on the predicaments and challenges facing persons living with a disability.
In Ghana, it is acknowledged that people with disabilities are frequently under-covered by the mainstream press; or coverage about them is often inaccurate or incomplete.
YALI TV and its partners believe that this initiative will empower and amplify the voices and efforts of journalists who have distinguished themselves in helping to reduce this stigma and discrimination, as well as lead to improved government policies on disability.
The fellowship will fund thirty journalists/media professionals in digital, print and broadcast media who are working within the fellowship’s theme for the two-day residential training in Takoradi, Western Region.
Other implementing partners include the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), National Centre on Disability and Journalism-USA, and BlueCrest University College.
“YALI TV and its partners are grateful for stakeholder and public interest so far. We are open to partnerships and support as we empower the voices of persons with disability through ethical journalism and media practice,” stated the organiser.