A BBC journalist resigns after the broadcaster refrains from labeling Hamas as terrorists, referring to them as “militants.”
Noah Abrahams, a former BBC Radio Derby journalist, resigned over the “unjustified” decision and criticized the use of the term “militants.”
The BBC’s choice of words in its coverage, especially regarding an attack on Israeli civilians, sparked controversy and led to internal divisions.
The BBC has defended its stance, stating that calling someone a terrorist would compromise impartiality in its coverage.
Pressure mounts on the BBC to alter its coverage, as the UK government has classified Hamas as a terrorist organization since 2019.
Notable figures, including members of the House of Lords and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, have urged the BBC to label Hamas as terrorists.