A leaked email purportedly written by CBC’s director of journalistic standards instructs reporters not to call those involved in the current attacks on Israel “terrorists.”
The email, dated Oct. 7, written by CBC’s director of journalistic standards George Achi, says: “Do not refer to militants, soldiers, or anyone else as ‘terrorists.’ The notion of terrorism remains heavily politicized and is part of the story.”
“Even when quoting/clipping a government or a source referring to fighters as ‘terrorists,’ we should add context to ensure the audience understands this is opinion, not fact. That includes statements from the Canadian government and Canadian politicians,” Mr. Achi wrote.
Mr. Achi also warned reporters not to use “loaded language.”

Posted in

Iron Will

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.