Soros-funded Italian association calls for news censorship
An Italian lobby founded in December 2011 with Soros money, is calling on journalists to censor language that cast migrants in a negative light.
Published: February 22, 2017, 10:01 am
Phrases like “illegal immigrant” and “Islamic extremist” are not allowed says Associazione Carta di Roma, a George Soros-funded organisation.
Infowars reported that through his Open Society Foundation, Soros is a major financial supporter of Carta di Roma . The Open Society Foundation logo features prominently on their website, as does the logo for the Untied Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The list of banned terms was released by the association as it “seeks to be a stable reference point for those who work on daily basis with media and minorities issues”.
The phrase “Islamic extremists” should be replaced by the term “extremists” to avoid prejudice against Muslims, according to the organization.
Associazione Carta di Roma uses “research and monitoring activities,” along with “training activities for media operators,” to promote “respect and guarantee of the rights of asylum seekers, refugees, migrants or minorities in general”.
Ethnic origins of those who commit crimes should never be mentioned, and neither should terms such as “Albanian” or “Maghrebi” (North African) appear in news reports because “today, they are no longer neutral”, the associtaion says.
“Journalists are encouraged to ensure the anonymity of asylum-seekers, refugees, victims of trafficking and migrants involved in news events – including those involving crime – where reference to their identity could cause them harm.”
“Journalists are encouraged to promote mutual understanding between national, social, cultural and religious groups in the local area, therefore enhancing social cohesion,” according to the report.
Terms such as “clandestine” (clandestine migrants), “zingari” (gypsies), “nomadi” (nomads), and “extracomunitari” (those coming from outside the European Union) are not be used by journalists.
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