The Secretariat General of Communication – Secretariat General of Information organises the 4th International Conference on People with Disabilities and Mass Media. The 4th International Conference will take place at the premises of the Secretariat General of Communication – Secretariat General of Information, on 22-23 June and focuses on the factors which shape the new developing environment of digital media such as social web, blogs, wikis, facebook, etc. The Conference will also attempt to investigate the potentiality of presenting disability through advertising spots, as well as the changes this practice might bring in our perception of disability. The 4th International Conference will conclude with the active participation of children with disabilities, because children themselves can communicate their message better than anyone through their artistic expression. On the initiative of Minister of State and government spokesman Theodoros Roussopoulos, following up on the previous year’s International Conference “People with disabilities and Mass Media” that was held in Athens 18-19 June 2007, the Secretariat General of Communication- Secretariat General of Information organised:
- The 3nd International Conference “People with disabilities and Mass Media”
- The 2nd International Documentary Festival on Disability in Athens: Emotion Pictures
This combined effort has become an annual event, with the aim of increasing public awareness and promoting the inclusion of disabled people, whilst further encouraging the media and film-makers, disabled or not, to take an active interest in this area and address the widest possible public. Both events are organized by the Secretariat General of Communication – Secretariat General of Information, while the Documentary Festival is organized in collaboration with the Greek Film Centre. Read more about SGC–SGI‘s actions (PDF, 640 KB) on issues concerning People with Disabilities and Mass Media. You can visit the links below to read more about the previous Conferences on Mass Media and Disability as well as about last year’s Emotions Pictures Festival.
- The 2nd International Conference “People with disabilities and Mass Media”
- The 1st International Documentary Festival on Disability”Emotion Pictures”
- The 1st International Conference on”People with disabilities and Mass Media”.