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.

 

AFP Adds Key Information on Arab Attacks in Jordan, Jerusalem

CAMERA prompts key AFP additions about attacks on Israelis. Jordanian authorities agreed with Israel that a Jordanian worker stabbed an Israeli. Also, Israel added new Temple Mount security measures following a deadly Arab attack on policemen.

AFP Amends Captions: Temple Mount Closures Follow Deadly Attacks

A series of AFP photo captions noted: "Israel took the highly unusual decision to close the Al-Aqsa mosque compound for Friday prayers, leading to anger from Muslims and Jordan." Only after communication from CAMERA did the agency add the reason for the closure and new security measures: a deadly attack by Israeli Arabs.

AFP Corrects On ‘Two States For Two Peoples’

CAMERA prompts correction today of an AFP feature entitled which falsely stated that the 1988 Palestinian Declaration of Independence referred to "two states for two peoples" and that "this recognition is endorsed by" the PLO.

AFP Corrects Photo Caption on Palestinian Refugee

An AFP correction today, prompted by CAMERA, underscores the media tendency to conflate approximately 600,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in 1948 with millions of their descendants.

AFP Clarifies: Temple Mount is Judaism’s Holiest Site

Though Agence France Presse's revision of an article yesterday was small — it involved just three letters — its significance was much greater. In response to communication from CAMERA, AFP clarifies that the Temple Mount is Judaism's holiest site.

AFP Removes Reference to Tel Aviv as Capital City

CAMERA prompts correction of an Agence France Presse wire service article which incorrectly identified Tel Aviv as a capital city. By correcting news agency errors the day they appear, CAMERA prevents misinformation from spreading to media outlets globally.