CBC The World This Hour

  • Jan 17 2008: CBC Radio’s The World This Hour Apology – According to a CBC editor: “On November 13, you wrote concerning “erroneous information” in a story on the November 12 edition of THE WORLD THIS HOUR. The story said “Hamas …soldiers opened fire….”  You wrote that the terms “’Palestinian soldier’ or ‘Hamas soldier’” are questionable language implying that “there is an internationally recognized army …controlled by this organization” when there are only security service personnel and various militia factions. Nevertheless, CBC News stories typically refer to members of the Hamas military wing as “militants” or “fighters” and that more consistent usage might have made this story clearer.”