“There are refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and there are about 4 million from Syria…So he’s a ‘refugee’ in Turkey and a ‘migrant’ in Europe? It doesn’t make sense.”
Salah Negm, the director of news at Al Jazeera English, explains why the channel made the editorial decision to scrap the term ‘migrant’ in its coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe.
Plus, we speak to our field correspondents Jonah Hull and Charles Stratford about whether this change in terminology affects their reporting on the ground.
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