The Minefield of Language in Middle East Coverage

Wall, Beverly
September 2002
Nieman Reports;Fall2002, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p81
Discusses the dilemma in choosing the right language in the coverage of the Middle East violence. Explanation given by U.S. spokesman Ari Fleisher on the shift of the U.S. to using 'homicide bomber'; Comment given by CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson on the term homicide bomber; Discussion on the construction of the English language, suicide bomber and homicide bombers.


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