After CAMERA contacted AFP about their use of the term "alleged" to describe actual, murderous terror attacks by Palestinians, the wire service corrected the faulty text.
An AFP correction today, prompted by CAMERA, underscores the media tendency to conflate approximately 600,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in 1948 with millions of their descendants.
CAMERA prompts correction of an Agence France Presse article which incorrectly reported that the Entebbe hijackers singled out Israeli passengers. In fact, the terrorists singled out Israeli and non-Israeli Jewish passengers.
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.