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There’s no such thing as an ‘ordinary Russian’

8 August 2022

5:25 PM

8 August 2022

5:25 PM

There was a whiteboard in the BBC Baghdad bureau for noting down phrases we hoped to ban from the airwaves. It had nothing to do with political correctness or self-censorship. This was all about self-improvement. The list of words was titled ‘Not Martha Gellhorn’, in honour of the veteran war reporter who wrote so well – especially when compared with us.

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