When it comes to reporting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, words don’t just matter – they mean everything

From deciding where to start your story, to grammar that could be construed as biased, every single word, phrase and timeline has to be checked over and over

Bel Trew@beltrew
Tuesday 18 June 2019 22:24

The fact that words matter, seems like a laughably obvious thing to say in the context of journalism. But I would venture that this pedestrian adage applies more to coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than any other in the world.

Reporting from here means covering one of the most fraught stories of our time.

It really pushes reporters and their editors to think about the values we cling to: truth, objectivity, sensitivity.

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