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 prompts Reuters to correct after an article erroneously referred to Tel Aviv as shorthand for Israel. The news agency also corrected a headline which inaccurately stated that a new Israeli laws "bans some left-wing groups," while the law in question also affects right-wing groups which take action against Israel's army.
Following communication from CAMERA, AP corrects a headline and article which incorrectly stated that Israel shuttered the cargo crossing into the Gaza Strip. In fact, today's new limitations suspends the transfer of fuel and gas until Sunday, but food and medicine are still crossing through Kerem Shalom.
CAMERA prompts corrections to Agence France Presse captions which had originally referred to rockets "reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip," as if origin of the punishing rocket attacks had yet to be confirmed. (In fact, Hamas had already claimed responsibility, an unusual step.)
A Newsweek feature insists the so-called "second intifada" was triggered by Israel recapturing Palestinian cities in the West Bank. That's like saying the attack on Pearl Harbor was triggered by the allied invasion of Normandy.
"Fighting fake news with real news" is a New Yorker advertising banner which appears alongside an article which had falsely claimed that there are no MRI machines in the Gaza Strip. Following communication from CAMERA staff and many CAMERA members, The New Yorker corrects.
CAMERA prompts correction after a Los Angeles Times article claimed "130 protesters" were killed at the Gaza border, though this figure includes armed and active combatants, who, for instance, set explosives and hurled Molotov cocktails.
CAMERA's Israel office has prompted multiple media outlets, including Agence France Presse, Flash 90 (an Israeli photo service), and Times of Israel, to amend captions which had falsely characterized serial arsonists from Gaza as "activists."