1. States should create an enabling environment for persons with disabilities to realise their right to freedom of expression through a variety of means of communication, including traditional media, digital media, community media, social networks and mobile telephony.

2. States should adopt legal, regulatory and public policy frameworks for the media, including digital technologies, which promote their independence, diversity and pluralism, and thus allow for independent investigation and reporting on issues relating to persons with disabilities. Such frameworks should, inter alia, ensure that:

a) Persons with disabilities have equitable access to media resources, including training opportunities, and can use them in pursuit of their rights;

b) A wide range of independent media and ownership exists, allowing for pluralism and diversity of voices, viewpoints and languages of persons with disabilities within the media as a whole;

c) Persons with disabilities and their communities are able to freely access and use media and digital technologies for the production and circulation of content, including content relating to the rights of persons with disabilities, regardless of frontiers;

d) Public service and state media have a special obligation to provide information about, and permit, promote and inform debate on various concerns of persons with disabilities and in so doing, should ensure that they give voice to diverse points of view, issues and stakeholders;

e) Diversity, including in terms of media targeting different persons with disabilities and communities, is one of the criteria for assessing broadcasting licence applications;

f) Community media, including community radio, are able to operate and to engage in content production and the dissemination of information relating to various concerns of persons with disabilities and to promote and exchange information about related issues;

g) Any restrictions on the use of minority or local languages that have the effect of discouraging or preventing media to specifically address the views or interests of persons with disabilities, should be repealed.