Queen Letizia of Spain resumed her royal duties after COVID and her first engagement of the week was the V Conference on Informative Treatment of Disability in the Media at the Vallhermoso Stadium in Madrid.
Letizia tested positive for COVID last week after the Princess of Girona Foundation awards and canceled all the engagements scheduled last week.
Today, she presided over the opening ceremony of the 5th Conference on “Informative treatment of disability in the media”, organized by the Federation of Spanish Journalists’ Associations (FAPE) and the A LA PAR Foundation.
Doña Letizia attended a training session at the Vallhermoso Stadium in Madrid, in which, among other athletes, the Paralympic athletes Deliber Rodríguez, Dionibel Rodríguez, and Sara de Andrés participated, performing a series of races on the track.
Letizia met the athletes and their coaches.
Inside the stadium, the event began with speeches by the president of the “A la Par” Foundation, Almudena Martorell, and the president of the Federation of Spanish Journalists Associations, Miguel Ángel Noceda, and the report “Paralympic Sport and the Media” was presented.
In a context of growing complexity, the media play a fundamental role as guarantors of citizens’ right to information. Through the selection and coverage of certain events, they decide what is socially relevant and contribute to the construction and formation of reality. In Spain, there are more than 3.8 million people with disabilities. A very large group for whom media communication is not always accessible, which makes them especially vulnerable and the Federation of Associations of Journalists of Spain (FAPE) and the Fundación A LA PAR invite reflection on this issue through this Conference.
The Federation of Associations of Journalists of Spain (FAPE) is the first professional organization of journalists in the country and includes 49 federated and 17 linked associations, representing around 19,000 members. Its scope extends to the entire national territory and it belongs to the International Federation of Journalists (FIP). Its main mission is to defend the freedom of information and the rights of professionals in the free exercise of journalism, protecting them against any attempt to limit this constitutional right.
The “A La Par” Foundation works for the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in our society. Around this mission, the Foundation has grown both in the number of services and people served, currently about a thousand, and employs more than 300. It designs support wherever it finds barriers to participation: education, employment, housing, leisure, sports, health, and justice. It also seeks a framework that allows bridges to be built so that people with intellectual disabilities are increasingly involved in society. Created in 1948, its trajectory in these years makes it a benchmark in the field of intellectual disability today.
Part of the label’s Spring 2020 collection, the suit consists of a single-breasted blazer and ankle-length linen trousers.
Another new element of the look was Unisa Castilla Espadrilles Wedges. Thanks to Nuria for the id.
The Queen finished the look with her gold hoops
and Karen Hallam ring.