Friday, 18 November 2011

NUJ Release: Stop calling disabled people scroungers

acknowledgements to Alan Wheatley

NUJ Release: Stop calling disabled people scroungers – Disability Alliance UK

by carerwatch

Disabled People are being demonised in the press as “work shy” and “scroungers” and as a result are facing hostility from the public and in some cases physical attacks.
In response, the NUJ’s Disabled Members Council has issued a statement urging journalists to operate within our recognised code of ethics, which calls in all NUJ members and media colleagues to “support and sustain fair and balanced reporting of matters relating to disabled people”. 
The council talks of a drip feed of stories relating to incapacity benefit fraud, when the facts show it is, at 0.3 per cent, the lowest of all welfare benefit frauds. 
carerwatch | 16 November 2011 at 18:39 | Categories: benefitsDisabledwelfare reform | URL:

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