Though Agence France Presse's revision of an article yesterday was small — it involved just three letters — its significance was much greater. In response to communication from CAMERA, AFP clarifies that the Temple Mount is Judaism's holiest site.
CAMERA prompts correction of an Agence France Presse wire service article which incorrectly identified Tel Aviv as a capital city. By correcting news agency errors the day they appear, CAMERA prevents misinformation from spreading to media outlets globally.
CAMERA prompts correction of AFP captions which misidentified the holiest sites in two major religions. The Al-Aqsa mosque is the third holiest site in Islam, not the most sacred. The Temple Mount, not the Western Wall, is Judaism's most sacred site.
AFP captions err on the most sacred sites for two of the major world religions: Islam and Judaism. Other captions obscure Palestinian attacks, referring to "violence between Palestinians, Israeli forces and Jewish settlers."
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction today of an AFP photo caption which omitted the essential fact that the pictured Gaza site, bombed during an Israeli airstrike, was a Hamas training camp.
With captions that ignore Khader Adnan's top position in Islamic Jihad, AFP functions more like a public relations firm instead of a news agency. The homecoming photos appeal to viewers' emotions, the captions mislead.
CAMERA prompts correction of an AFP article which stated as fact that 17 journalists were killed in fighting last summer in Gaza. Among the 17 are Hamas and Islamic Jihad combatants and media operatives.
After CAMERA contacted AFP about erroneous suggestion that other Palestinians killed by Israeli Jews were not memorialized on Mt. Herzl, AFP amended its article, but without acknowledging the details CAMERA had provided about the Palestinians memorialized.
Following communication from CAMERA, AFP retracts its video claiming that a "Gaza village flooded as Israel opens dam gates," and publishes a comprehensive article on the "shattering" of a "Palestinian myth."
AFP pulls a video which falsely accused Israel of flooding Gaza by opening dams, and the French agency, along with Al Jazeera, issue reports casting the false Palestinian charge as a "he said/she said" dispute. So far, neither has corrected.