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Gary O’Donoghue is not your ordinary journalist. He calls himself “that blind bloke you sometimes see on the news.”Gary lost his eyesight at a young age of 8. That did not deter him from getting educated at Oxford University and pursuing a career in journalism. The highly regarded political correspondent started his stint with the media at BBC which remains his workplace still. Defying all odds, he covered everything from the Kosovo war to British government. He is currently posted in Washington DC for covering the American political climate. According to Gary, BBC’s first disabled correspondent, being a blind journalist is “hard, but important.” “It’s important to have people like me doing the job though, if journalism is going to properly reflect how Britain is. Otherwise, all stereotypes will be perpetuated, and the world won’t move on in its understanding of disability.”

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