Information Minister, Ziad Al-Makary, on Tuesday welcomed at his ministerial office a delegation representing associations of persons with disabilities, who briefed him on the parliamentary elections’ code of conduct.
Al-Makary stressed “the importance of this code and adherence to it to the fullest extent.”
An agreement has been reached between the Minister of Information and the representatives of the aforementioned associations on the “Code of Conduct for Persons with Disabilities and the Media”.
This code seeks to transcend the stereotypical view of the capabilities and needs of persons with disabilities and to stop using the terminology of disability as insults against politicians. It also seeks to offer persons with disabilities optimal treatment and to involve them in everything that concerns them, with a special focus on their political rights in terms of candidacy and voting at the current stage.