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Media Guide: How to cover the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Pappous, Athanasios and Souza, Doralice (2016) Media Guide: How to cover the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In: Media Guide: How to cover the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. University of Kent, pp. 1-16. (KAR id:64890)

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Abstract

The media plays a fundamental role in the trans- mission of cultural values and in the production and dissemination of social representation. However, various international studies have shown that the standard of media coverage of the Pa- ralympics has fallen well below the standards set by the Olympics. Unfortunately, the majority of media professionals has little knowledge for the Paralympic Games, which leads to a stereotypi- cal coverage of the event and of the Paralympic athletes.

In order to promote a more inclusive and fairer coverage of sports for people with impairment, two academic institutions, the University of Kent and the Federal University of Parana, have joi- ned forces and, with financial support from the Newton Fund/Araucaria Foundation, have pro- duced this guide (which was in its original version is in Portuguese) for the use of professionals in the Brazilian media so that they can promote a more inclusive image of people with impairment during Rio 2016.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Disability, Paralympic Games, perceptions, disabled people, legacy, attitudes, stereotypes, media
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Athanasios Pappous
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 18:52 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64890 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pappous, Athanasios: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2162-0239
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