CAMERA prompts the correction of more than one dozen AFP captions which whitewashed Hamas terrorist Bassam al-Sayeh, erasing his conviction for his role in the October 2015 shooting murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin in front of their four children. Editors commendably add the essential information and fix additional problematic elements of the captions.
A series of Agence France-Presse photo captions erase the crimes of Bassam al-Sayeh, convicted for his role in the 2015 murders of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin. The captions, released in the wake of al-Sayeh's death, also ignore that he died from cancer, falsely implying that prison conditions were at fault.
CAMERA prompts correction after AFP erroneously reported that Israel's extremist far-right Jewish Power party is in an electoral alliance with other right-wing parties. While such a pact existed in the April 2019 election, Jewish Power is running alone in the September race.
InfoEquitable flags falsehoods in a tendentious AFP story on the separation barrier, and prompts significant improvement. In the process, the French media-monitoring site exposes problematic social media posts by reporter Hiba Aslan.
CAMERA prompts more objective language at AFP which yesterday editorialized, stating as fact the partisan view that settlements jeopardizes the option for a two-state solution. The improved article now attributes the view to Palestinians and many other governments.
AFP's Arabic service offers up a unique and misleading description of Haifa, dubbing it "the Arab mixed city in the north," ignoring 75 percent of the city's population, which is Jewish. The news agency's English article, in contrast, accurately describes Haifa as "the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Haifa in northern Israel."
Numerous AFP and Reuters photo captions today misidentify a Hamas site hit overnight in an Israeli airstrike as an "under-construction seaport" even as Hamas has acknowledged the site as a base. Update: AFP and Reuters amend their captions.
CAMERA prompts correction after AFP that Jerusalem became a city sacred to Jews during the Muslim conquest in the seventh century. In fact, the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem came some 1500 years after the city gained its holy status in Judaism and centuries after it became holy in Christianity.
CAMERA today prompts correction of a series of AFP captions which erroneously reported that access to the Dome of the Rock Muslim shrine has been cut off since 2003.