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AP agrees to ban use of 'Polish death camps'

PR dla Zagranicy
Peter Gentle 16.02.2012 08:04
Associated Press has changed its style sheet with instructions to journalists not to use the phrase “Polish concentration camps” for stories about German Nazis camps in WW II occupied Poland.

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President of the Kosciuszko Foundation Alex Storozynski, who has led the campaign against the term being used in US other media has been informed that AP editors will now be told to use the term “death camps in Nazi-occupied Poland”.

AP supplies stories to around 17,000 newspapers and web sites around the world and 5,000 radio and TV stations.

The change to the AP style sheet comes after a petition, put together by the Kosciuszko Foundation and supported by the Polish Foreign Ministry gathered hundreds of the thousands of signatures, including that of President Bronislaw Komorowski.

The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and the Internet portal Yahoo have also said that they have instructed journalists not to use the term “Polish camps”.

Prize-winning journalist Alex Storozynski says he will continue the campaign until all US media agree to stop the use of the offensive phrase. (pg)

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