Searchable version of the BBC’s News Style Guide

Readers may find this link to a searchable version of the BBC Academy’s News Style Guide interesting and useful.Style Guide

In the section titled ‘Names‘, for example, we find the following guide to “preferred spelling of Middle Eastern cities/towns often in the news”:

“East Jerusalem (not Arab East Jerusalem)”

Nevertheless, the phrase “Arab East Jerusalem” is still used by BBC journalists – for example in this report from November 19th 2014:

“Before dawn on Wednesday, Israeli troops demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed a baby and a woman last month by ramming a car into a Jerusalem tram stop. The man, Abdel-Rahman Shaloudi, was from Silwan, an area of occupied Arab East Jerusalem.”

And in this article from October 30th 2014:

“Angry crowds gathered in Arab East Jerusalem near Hejazi’s home as news spread that he had been shot.”

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2 comments on “Searchable version of the BBC’s News Style Guide

  1. I’ve certainly heard it referred to as “Occupied East Jerusalem” in BBC radio news bulletins.

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