Media Corrections

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.

 

AP Corrects ‘Palestine’ Terminology

In response to communication from CAMERA’s Israel office, the Associated Press Thursday corrected an article which incorrectly referred to Palestine.

State Journal-Register Corrects About West Bank Pre-1967

CAMERA prompts correction of an AP article appearing in the State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.), which inaccurately reported that "Israel claimed the West Bank from the Palestinians in the 1967 Middle East War." In fact, prior to the Six Day War, the West Bank was under Jordanian control.

Haaretz Corrects Again About Nakba Law

For the third time, CAMERA prompts a Haaretz correction on Israel's "Nakba Law," which enables the Finance Minister to withhold funding from state-funded bodies which mourn the founding of Israel. Haaretz clarifies today that the law does not forbid discussion of the Palestinian "catastrophe" in public institutions.

Newsweek’s Muddled Correction of ‘Correction’ on Historic Palestinian State

After accurately reporting that never before has there been a Palestinian state, Newsweek deleted what it referred to as "an error that says no Palestinian state has ever existed." After CAMERA's intervention, Newsweek backtracked from its erroneous correction, but issued a misleading update that "the legal and historical status of a Palestinian state remains a subject of controversy and debate."