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.
Haaretz is the second media outlet to correct in recent days after publishing the unfounded claim that elderly Palestinian-American Omar As'ad died while in Israeli military custody. In fact, the timing of his death is unclear, with no evidence that he died while in IDF custody.
Haaretz's English edition today commendably amends two reports which whitewashed the crimes of Pakistani terrorist Aafia Siddiqui as "alleged," when in fact she was convicted of attempted murder in 2010.
Miss Universe Organization (MOU), the organization which runs Miss Universe, has confirmed that Miss Greece imposter Rafaela Plastira never held the title and was never supposed to join the pageant in Israel.
CAMERA prompts improved coverage after Haaretz's article on Midhat Saleh, reportedly killed by Israeli gunfire, initially omitted the former Syrian MP's involvement in anti-Israel attacks and his alleged ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guards. AP, in contrast, has yet to amend.
Haaretz amends a heading which irrelevantly reported that a suspected arsonist had been a resident of a West Bank facility while simultaneously omitting the salient fact that the mentally ill woman had just escaped from a mental institution
CAMERA prompts corrections after Haaretz's English edition erroneously placed the former U.S. Consulate serving Palestinian in eastern Jerusalem. In fact, the Agron building is located in the western part of the capital.
The death today of Osama Dueij, fatally wounded during violent clashes at the Israel-Gaza border, made big news. His status as a fighter belonging to Hamas' military wing, a designated terror group, made less news.