CBC affirms that referring to the West Bank as “Judea and Samaria” is a violation of standards

On October 13, 2023, CJPME received confirmation from senior CBC staff that a CBC host’s reference to the West Bank as “Judea and Samaria” was a violation of their style guidelines. CBC informed us that they reinforced this position with their programming team after receiving our complaint.

The issue occurred during an October 10 interview on CBC Radio’s Breakaway.

“Judea and Samaria” is the language commonly employed to diminish Palestinians’ claim to their land. Serious media outlets do not use it, nor do the vast majority of the international community.

We are relieved that CBC is taking the appropriate steps to prevent such one-sided language from occurring again.