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.
Arabic-speaking journalists display a particular penchant for misidentifying Tel Aviv as Israel's capital, leading to patently absurd formulations including “Tel Aviv considers all of Jerusalem its capital” and "Tel Aviv's anthem."
In April, with the global battle to contain the spread of Covid-19 in full swing, CAMERA elicited a record 27 corrections in a variety of news outlets: from major media including The New York Times, Associated Press and NBC, to non-Western and alternative news sources.
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of an Arabic report at Alhurra which falsely alleged that Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman attributed the coronavirus to divine punishment for homosexuality. CAMERA's UK Media Watch previously prompted correction of the fake news item in Pakistan, the UK and India.