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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.

 

Media Ignore, Downplay Infiltration of Armed Gazans Close to Israeli Community

Media outlets largely ignored last night's infiltration of armed Palestinians from Gaza into southern Israel as world leaders are set to convene at Jerusalem's World Holocaust Forum. Reuters falsely reported an "attempt[ed]" infiltration, when in fact the assailants were hundreds of meters inside Israeli territory.

AP Corrects: There is Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall

CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which incorrectly reported that there is no egalitarian prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. Natan Sharansky's plan, abandoned by Prime Minister Netanyahu, was to upgrade and to expand the existing space.

AP Improves Coverage on Facebook Sanctions For Netanyahu

CAMERA prompts improved after AP incorrectly reported that Facebook suspended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's account for a post saying "Arabs want to annihilate us." A New York Times Op-Ed by Raja Shehadeh also errs.

In Wadi Hummus Demolitions Story, Journalistic Precision Is a Casualty

Given the complicated geopolitical realities of the disputed city of Jerusalem, journalists have a particular responsibility to be precise. That was not the case, however, when several news reports this week inaccurately placed the demolished Wadi Hummus buildings in Jerusalem.

CAMERA Prompts AP Correction of ‘Palestine’ Terminology

For the second time this year, CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which wrongly used the term "Palestine." The article is still marred, however, by omission of the fact that much of the international community views Hamas as a terror group.

AP Corrects: No Ban on Hajj Pilgrims from Gaza

CAMERA prompts correction of Associated Press photo captions which had confused two Muslim pilgrimages, erroneously stating that pilgrims from Gaza have not been able to participate in the major hajj journey to Mecca for five years.

AP Improves Language on Gaza Blockade

CAMERA prompts improved language after the AP initially reported that that the Egyptian-Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip was "[o]stensibly meant to prevent arms from reaching Hamas."

AP Corrects on Saudi ‘Hostility’ Towards Israel

CAMERA prompts correction of an AP story which had said that Saudi Arabia regards Israel with hostility. In fact, Israeli-Saudi ties have been warming in recent years, thanks to their common foe Iran.

AP Corrects ‘Palestine’ Terminology

In response to communication from CAMERA’s Israel office, the Associated Press Thursday corrected an article which incorrectly referred to Palestine.