fbpx

The Global Press Style Guide

The Global Press Style Guide is a living document that establishes rules for referring to the people and places around the world where Global Press Journal reporters work. Each entry is crafted to promote dignity and precision in international journalism.

Ceylonese

This is no longer a deviation from AP Style. AP recently removed its entry for Ceylon.

Rule:

Do not use the term Ceylon to refer to the country of Sri Lanka, and do not use the term Ceylonese to describe the people of Sri Lanka. References to Ceylon Tea should only be used to describe the Ceylon tea brand.

Rationale:

This is a colonial term that does not acknowledge that the country gained independence in 1948.