(ABC News, Australia) Governments around the world are stepping up pressure on the media to use terms other than Islamic State to describe the extremist group.
British prime minister David Cameron and the Egyptian government have both warned journalists about the consequences of labelling the group Islamic State recently.
The extremist group went through several name changes before settling on Islamic State when leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced a caliphate spanning Iraq and Syria in June 2014.
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Last week Mr Cameron told a BBC radio program that he believed the BBC should not label the group Islamic State because it was offensive to Muslims.
"I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it is not an Islamic state. What it is is an appalling barbarous regime that is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this program will recoil every time they hear the words Islamic State," he said.