HIV/AIDS in News - Journalists as Catalysts: Toolkit for Trainers

31 Dec 2005
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Summary

Keeping in mind the needs of journalists working in remote areas with limited access to resources, this toolkit is a collection of participatory exercises to help sensitize media persons involved in HIV/AIDS coverage.


This toolkit is a collection of participatory exercises for use in sensitisation of mediapersons involved in HIV/AIDS coverage. It can also be integrated with the existing curriculum of schools of journalism and mass communication. The toolkit has been developed keeping in view the needs of journalists working in remote areas having limited access to experts and resources related to HIV/AIDS. Content of the toolkit has been derived from the research on vernacular media in three states keeping in view the impact of media reports on stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS. It is expected that the workshops conducted according to the toolkit will lead to a better understanding and sensitivity towards issues related to HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination. Although the toolkit is structured for conducting a "One Day Workshop", the user may customise the content and timing of the workshop as per the local requirements.


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