IPI releases handbook on covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
'Use With Care' examines how words can fuel stereotypes and tensions
VIENNA, Oct 23, 2013 - The International Press Institute (IPI) today released a new publication on how biased and offensive language can skew news coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Drawing on the knowledge and first-hand experiences of Israeli and Palestinian journalists, “Use With Care: A Reporter’s Glossary of Loaded Language in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” deals with the complex reality in which journalists in the region operate.
Words are a touchy subject in the day-to-day reporting by Palestinian and Israeli media. Expressions that are regarded as incitement in Israel may be considered patriotic on the Palestinian side, and vice-versa.
The one-of-its-kind reporter’s handbook, consisting of more than 75 words and phrases, is intended to serve as a guide to journalists covering the region as well as the Mideast peace process.
To request a copy of the book, contact Silvia Morales at smorales(at)freemedia.at or by telephone at +43 1 512 9011.