Sunday, 15 March 2009

NOTW: complains about immigrants, doesn't know what they are

In an article headlined Hide 'n' seekers, News of the World reporter Kevin Widdop displays typical tabloid ignorance about definitions of people in the immigration system.

The latest report on the situation in Calais (brace yourself, there's more to come) refers to the people there as 'illegal immigrants', 'illegals', 'asylum seekers' and 'refugees'. That's just about a full house.

The PCC's Guidance note on refugees and asylum seekers says journalists should 'take care to avoid misleading or distorted terminology'. Will the PCC give the NOTW a telling-off for the latest trangression? Don't hold your breath...

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