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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.

 

AP Corrects Captions Which Erroneously Stated Israel Barred Protests

CAMERA prompts correction of Associated Press photo captions which wrongly reported that Israel banned protests due to coronavirus restrictions. Demonstrators were limited to socially-distanced protests within one kilometer from their homes, but protests were not barred.

AP Captions Err After Sderot Home Hit by Iron Dome Shrapnel

UPDATE: Associated Press corrects after captions erroneously reported that a Sderot home was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Israel's Iron Dome intercepted the rockets, and it was shrapnel from the interception which damaged the house.

AP Corrects: US Embassy Not in Tel Aviv After All

The Associated Press, which boasts "world-class journalism" and "global expertise," has been embroiled in a number of recent gaffes in its coverage of Israel and the Palestinians. The latest is a series of captions yesterday which misplaced the U.S. Embassy, moved to Jerusalem in 2018 amid great fanfare and controversy, back in Tel Aviv.

AP Corrects After Calling Gaza ‘World’s Largest Muslim Nation’

CAMERA prompts correction of a series of Associated Press photo captions which absurdly misidentified the Gaza Strip as the "world's largest Muslim nation." With less than 2 million Muslims, the tiny territory is home to a tiny percentage of the world's 1.7 billion Muslims. Even Germany's Muslim population is more than double Gaza's.

How Many Infected Believed To Be in Bnei Brak? 75,000 or 7,500?

Ran Saar, CEO of the Maccabi HMO, is the putative source for the widely reported figure that 75,000 residents of the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak are likely infected with coronavirus. Media outlets ignore that Maccabi officials cited a miscalculation, and said the actual figure is just 10 percent of that. The executive director said Maccabi has "no idea" how many are infected.

AP Errs on Georgia’s Law Against Anti-Israel Boycott

UPDATE: AP's correction makes clear the law applies specifically to those doing business with the state of Georgia not those simply doing business in the state. And it protects against "boycott of Israel," including individuals and companies with business interests in Israel, not against boycott of "the Israeli government."
An AP photo of a victim of PFLP's terror

AP, Times of Israel Amend Language on PFLP Terror Group

The news organizations initially described the PFLP as merely a "leftist political party that has an armed wing." CAMERA secured corrected language that acknowledges the Palestinian group's terrorism and terror designations.