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Protestors or Rebels: How the Label Changes Our Perception of Libya

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"This week, in press accounts of the protests in Libya, 'protestors' suddenly became 'rebels.' Why? And, how does the word 'rebel' change the way readers perceive the conflict there? Foreign Policy Managing Editor Blake Hounshell and New York Times Foreign Editor Susan Chira explain when to start labeling a protester a rebel." To find out, listen to the interview at On The Media.