CBC not allowing journos to call Hamas terrorists

A leaked memo of an email sent to journalists at the CBC says that neither reporters nor anchors are allowed to refer to Hamas as terrorists. Instead terms such as militants, soldiers or freedom fighters should be used. Hamas is listed as a terrorist organization not only with the Canadian government but also with the U.S., Britain, the EU, Japan and Australia. The fact that the CBC is telling their journalists that Hamas cannot be referred to as a terrorist group has upset many including Toronto Sun political columnist Brian Lilley. Mr. Lilley tells BCNs Hal Roberts that Hamas needs to be called what they truly are.

Hal Roberts

Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. He worked as a parliamentary reporter on the Hill interviewing federal leaders and cabinet ministers. Hal also covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. He worked as a reporter and anchor for business shows airing on BNN, Global and CHCH-TV. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.

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