Voice of America orders reporters not to call Hamas 'terrorists'

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2023
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Voice of America, the government’s taxpayer-funded news media operation, instructed its reporters last week to stop calling Hamas terrorists.

VOA told reporters to use “militant” or “fighter” instead, according to a source familiar with the directive. The source said VOA wanted to be seen as a neutral arbiter observer of Hamas’ murderous attack and Israel’s search for the right response.

Using the term terrorist is still acceptable for Hamas under VOA’s instructions as long as it’s in the words of someone else, the source said.

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