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.

 

UPI Corrects After Referring to “Palestine” As A Country

In response to communication from CAMERA, UPI promptly corrects an article which reported that wanted Palestinian Marwan Abusrour is believed to be residing in his "native countr[y,] "Palestine," referring to the Palestinian Authority.

New York Times Corrects on Alleged Israeli Violence Targeting Palestinians

CAMERA prompts correction after The New York Times misreported that the Israeli NGO Yesh Din found that of over 1200 investigations of violence allegedly perpetrated by Israelis against Palestinians, only 8 percent resulted in indictments. In fact, Yesh Din's investigation covered a wide variety of offenses, only 36 percent of which (less than 470 incidents) involved violence.

Newsweek Corrects Zaha Hassan Op-Ed Citing Tel Aviv as Israel’s Capital

For the second time in just over a month, CAMERA prompts Newsweek to correct an erroneous reference to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. Zaha Hassan, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, used the common journalistic practice of referring to a nation's capital city as shorthand for the country's government.

AP Captions Err After Sderot Home Hit by Iron Dome Shrapnel

UPDATE: Associated Press corrects after captions erroneously reported that a Sderot home was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Israel's Iron Dome intercepted the rockets, and it was shrapnel from the interception which damaged the house.

Los Angeles Times Conjures Up International Airport in Jerusalem

Sept. 6 UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times corrects after it faced mockery for speculating that the UAE's new direct flights will likely land in Tel Aviv not Jerusalem supposedly due to the latter's disputed status. Jerusalem has no functioning airport.