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 correction after an AFP story about Mehdi Nemmouche, accused of killing four in the 2014 terror attack at a Brussels Jewish museum, opened with a description of him as a "'very polite' Frenchman."
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.
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.
CAMERA prompts corrections of a Los Angeles Times music review which misused the term "Palestine" and which also erroneously identified Egypt and Afghanistan as subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban.
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."