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TERRORIST: one group’s “terrorist” is another’s “freedom fighter.”

January 5, 2009

Summary: one group’s “terrorist” is another’s “freedom fighter.” Alternatively, use “insurgent” (if the actors are on their native territory) or factually describe the goal of the violence and its impact rather than characterizing it.

For more information on the forthcoming Unspinning the Spin: The Women’s Media Center Guide to Accurate, Bias-Free Language, click here.

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