[thechat] BBC won't use the word "terrorism"

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Mon Dec 3 09:23:15 CST 2001

This may be old news, but...



The BBC World Service has taken a policy decision not to describe the 
attacks on the US as "terrorism".

Mark Damazer, the BBC's deputy director of news, said the service would 
lose its reputation for impartiality around the world if it were seen to 
use such a subjective term.

While guests and contributors to World Service programmes may describe the 
deliberate flying of jet planes into the World Trade Centre as acts of 
terror, news correspondents use more neutral terms such as "attack".


Man, has the Beeb lost its spine or what!


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