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.
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of a Deutsche Welle article which erroneously stated that Israel's Independence Day is celebrated on May 15. Since the holiday follows the Hebrew calendar, the Gregorian date changes from year to year.
After Reuters misrepresented the Jewish city of Tel Aviv as an Arab city prior to 1948, editors improved the more problematic Arabic article but declined to clarify in English. Meanwhile, Ynet commendably corrected while The Jerusalem Post failed to do so.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Haaretz article which erroneously identified Rep. Rashida Tlaib as "the first Palestinian-American representative in Congress." While she is the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, others representatives of Palestinian descent preceded her.
CAMERA prompts correction of a CBC report which erroneously counted gunmen, infiltrators and Palestinians who engaged in other violent attacks at the Israel-Gaza border among demonstrators killed by Israeli fire. UPDATE: CBC's ombudsperson responds to CAMERA's complaint concerning a completely irrelevant passage about Canadians joining ISIS from the feature on Canadians "lone soldier" recruits to the IDF.
Deutsche Welle's report on an Israeli airstrike which hit the Gaza offices of a Turkish news agency failed to note that the targets were Hamas offices housed in the same building. CAMERA called on the German outlet to include the information, and editors commendably did so.