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Industry event: Is the media portrayal of disabled people fair?

Monday 2 June, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
HSBC, 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HQ

In 2012, Disability Rights UK reported that 94% of disabled people surveyed felt the portrayal of disability equality issues by the Government and in the media was ‘unfair’. Moreover, 76% said the volume of that negativity was ‘significantly increasing’.

Two years on from the London Paralympic Games, has our collective excitement at cheering on and watching our exceptional disabled athletes motivated change? What does the media itself think about how it has changed? And how do disabled people working within the industry feel about how they are represented on TV, in print and online?

Join this event from 6:00pm to put this and other questions to a panel of representatives from the media and broadcasting industry including:
  
Kate Philips, Channel Executive, BBC Three
Sue Bott, Director of Policy and Development, Disability Rights UK
Alex Brooker, Journalist and presenter
Geoff Adams-Spink, Business Disability Forum Associate and former BBC Age and Disability Correspondent
Alison Walsh, Disability Executive, Channel 4 Television

Prices and booking 

Members: free
Non-members: £99 + VAT
Not sure if your organisation is a member? A full member list can be found on this page.

This event includes a drinks and canapé reception.

Book online or contact:
Telephone: +44-(020)-7403-3020
Textphone: +44-(020)-7403-0040
E: events@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk