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, Volume 52, Supplement 2, pp 1409–1419 | Cite as

The representation of the people with disabilities in the internet publishing: North Cyprus example

  • Çağdaş Öğüç
  • Fevzi Kasap


The representation of people with disabilities in the media is an issue that is not much emphasized. This article studies the representation of people with disabilities in the internet publications, especially in Northern Cyprus. This research, tries to emphasize the way media discuss the issue of disabled people alongside to show how disabled people be presented to the public as a meta in the consumption society and to discuss the discrimination against disabled people. The research focuses on the presentation of the disability as unprotected individuals and the work carried out by the society to sympathize with the individual and in particular on the decoding of the child with disabilities while doing these activities. Media organizations have a widespread belief in their news that they are discriminatory in that they impose disabilities as ‘needy’ individuals. This study discusses how and where barriers are the layout win if on the internet.


Disabled people Special education for handicapped Media New media Representation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Social Sciences, Media and Communication StudiesNear East UniversityNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Head of Radio TV and Cinema Department, Faculty of CommunicationsNear East UniversityNicosiaCyprus

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