Accuracy and accountability are among the most important tenets of journalism. In combination, they mean media organizations are expected to publish or broadcast forthright corrections after sharing inaccurate information. The following corrections are among the many prompted by CAMERA’s communication with reporters and editors.
Miss Universe Organization (MOU), the organization which runs Miss Universe, has confirmed that Miss Greece imposter Rafaela Plastira never held the title and was never supposed to join the pageant in Israel.
CAMERA prompts correction of a New York Times story referring to the Western Wall as "the last remaining part of an ancient Jewish temple that was destroyed in antiquity." The wall was a retaining wall of the Temple Mount, not part of the Temple itself, and is one of many surviving remains of the complex.
A Deutsche Welle Arabic headline falsely alleges that Israel approved construction of "new settlements." But as the media outlet's English headline reports, the permits are for new homes in established settlements.
Times of Israel had initially omitted that Salah Hammouri of Addameer, one of the Palestinian NGOs flagged by Israel as a terror group, had been convicted of plotting to assassinate former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
A recent Religion News Service (RNS) dispatch noted criticism, including from several members of the U.S. Congress from New York, of Sunrise D.C.'s decision to exclude Jewish groups. Yet RNS's wording implied that all of the congressional critics were Jewish. Following contact from CAMERA, RNS promptly corrected.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters article which erroneously reported that the bilateral peace accords require Israel to grant West Bank or Gaza residency status to 4,000 spouses of Palestinians. In fact, the agreements do not specify any figures.