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 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.
After CAMERA prompted correction of a Reuters report that Israel has "criminalized" support for the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) campaign, CAMERA Arabic elicits correction of the identical error at Reuters Arabic.
CAMERA prompts correction after Reuters today understated the number of Israelis forced to run for shelter during hundreds of rocket attacks, citing "thousands." In fact, with the rockets targeting several large cities, more than a million Israelis fled to shelters.
CAMERA prompts correction after Thomson Reuters Foundation incorrectly reports that gay fathers in Israel do not receive paternity leave. In fact, either the biological or non-biological father is eligible to leave up to 26 weeks, 14 of them paid, matching the time granted to heterosexual parents.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters article which erroneously claimed that gay marriages are "illegal" in Israel. While gay marriages, like all Jewish marriages in Israel carried outside the Orthodox Rabbinate are not recognized, they are not in violation of any law.
After Reuters misrepresented the Jewish city of Tel Aviv as an Arab city prior to 1948, editors improved the more problematic Arabic article but declined to clarify in English. Meanwhile, Ynet commendably corrected while The Jerusalem Post failed to do so.