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.

 

AFP Corrects Captions Which Misidentified Judaism’s Holiest Site

CAMERA prompts correction of multiple AFP photo captions which had erroneously referred to the Western Wall as "Judaism's holiest site." In fact, the Temple Mount is Judaism's most sacred site, which is why AFP usually does refer to the wall as "the holiest site where Jews can pray."

AFP Corrects: Knesset Committee Did Not ‘Reject’ Surveillance Plan

CAMERA prompts correction of an Agence France Presse article which erroneously reported that a Knesset committee "rejected" the government's plan to track Coronavirus patients and locate those with whom they've come into contact. The committee did not rule, as it did not have enough time to debate the measures.

AFP: Jewish Prayer ‘Miyan’ ‘Impossible’ With Ten People

AFP demonstrates poor working knowledge of Judaism coupled with shoddy editing, erroneously reporting that Israel's ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, a measure to combat the coronavirus pandemic, makes it impossible for the Jewish prayer quorum, or "miyan," as the leading news called it, to convene.

AFP Reports Disputed Claim About IDF’s Use of Live Fire as Fact

UPDATED: AFP amends multiple captions which had stated as fact that the Israeli army fired live ammunition during a clash in Nablus despite the fact that Palestinian witnesses and the Israeli military agree that only rubber bullets and tear gas were used.