The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) says it will ask reporters to stop using the word “terror” in reports, according to the Daily Mail. According to the report, BBC doesn’t plan to dissolve reporting on such attacks, but, rather, to refrain from labeling them as acts of ‘terror.’
According to its website, the BBC describes itself as an “impartial and independent” news source. A senior news source told the Daily Mail that “It boils down to that phrase, ‘One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter’.
“They are terrorists and these are terror attacks. The BBC should not try to sanitise the behaviour of terrorists by not calling it out,” Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen told the Daily Mail.
A BBC spokesman told this reporter, “People should wait to read the new editorial guidelines when they are published rather than speculating.”