On several occasions in the past we have documented the difference between the terminology used by the BBC in its coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict and in its coverage of the Western Sahara conflict (and others).
Another example of that double standard appeared on the BBC News website on February 27th in a report titled “Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone“.
In the caption to the image at the top of the article, readers are told of a “dispute”:
“As a result of the dispute over Western Sahara, thousands of people have been living in refugee camps in Algeria.”
That terminology is also found in the report itself.
“Morocco is to pull out of…
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