Journalists Trained to Voice Issues of People with Disability

Local and foreign journalists from about 20 media institutions in Cambodia have been trained to voice the needs of and supports for people with disability, including enabling for them to cast their votes.

Organised by Cambodian Disabled People's Organisation in cooperation with General Election Network for Disability Access � abbreviated to AGENDA � the training took place at the end of last month in Phnom Penh.

According to the Executive Director of the Cambodian Disabled People's Organisation Mr. Ngin Saorath, the training intended to encourage journalists to support the voices to people with disability so that they can be heard by both general public and decision makers.

The capacity building journey does not end here. Any journalist, he added, who cover issues around people with disability most and with quality will be awarded.

During the recent Commune/Sangkat Council Election, Cambodian Disabled People's Organisation and its partners mobilised more than 140 people with disability at 68 polling stations in order for them to help voters with disability.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press