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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 ‘Palestine’ Terminology

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

State Journal-Register Corrects About West Bank Pre-1967

CAMERA prompts correction of an AP article appearing in the State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.), which inaccurately reported that "Israel claimed the West Bank from the Palestinians in the 1967 Middle East War." In fact, prior to the Six Day War, the West Bank was under Jordanian control.

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.

CAMERA Prompts Corrections of AP Photo Captions

AP corrects a caption which ignored the key outcome of Jibril Rajoub's press conference Monday: the Palestinian soccer official announced he would appeal FIFA's sanctions put in place after he called on fans to burn Messi shirts. Separately, editors correct an erroneous reference to a star of David and "Palestine flag."

AP Corrects Headline, Article: Israel Didn’t Shutter Crossing

Following communication from CAMERA, AP corrects a headline and article which incorrectly stated that Israel shuttered the cargo crossing into the Gaza Strip. In fact, today's new limitations suspends the transfer of fuel and gas until Sunday, but food and medicine are still crossing through Kerem Shalom.

CAMERA Prompts Improved AP Coverage of Palestinian Destruction of Fuel Line

An Associated Press article yesterday stated that vandals destroyed the fuel terminal at Israel's only cargo crossing into Gaza, initially leaving out that the culprits were Gazans, reportedly acting on Hamas instructions. AP responds positively to CAMERA's request to identify those responsible as Palestinian.

AP Misuse of Photo Links Syrian Gas Attack Victims to Israel

An Associated Press headline noting that Israel is being blamed for an attack on a Syrian military base is misleadingly accompanied by an image of child victims of an earlier chemical attack, believed to have been carried out by the Syrian regime.