Agence France-Presse (AFP)
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.

 

Hamas’ Account of a Boy’s Death: A Media Litmus Test

When the Israeli army disputed Hamas' account which blamed Israel for the death of 12-year-old Shady Abdel-Aal, AP rose to the journalistic challenge with accurate coverage. Reuters responsibly corrected when presented with information contradicting Hamas. AFP, in contrast, has yet to correct even as Hamas itself has backtracked.

AFP Corrects: Entebbe Hijackers Singled Out Jews

CAMERA again prompts correction of an AFP article which incorrectly stated that the Entebbe hijackers singled out Israelis, keeping them hostage. In fact, the Palestinian and German terrorists singled out Jews, both Israelis and non-Israelis.