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.
Update: Reuters corrects after misreporting that Turkey is among the American allies to have purchased the F-35 advanced fighter jet. In fact, the U.S. cancelled the deal after Turkey bought Russia's S-400 air defense system.
CAMERA's Israel office yesterday prompted correction of multiple captions which misidentified deputy state prosecutor Liat Ben Ari, who is prosecutor in the corruption trial against Prime Minister Netanyahu, as a "plaintiff."
CAMERA prompts correction of Reuters captions which misidentified a wide screen streaming a live feed of Israel's High Court judges considering petitions against the Likud-Blue and White coalition agreement as "a placard with the photo of the High Court judges."
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.
In response to communication with CAMERA about an article regarding the opposition to a politically motivated ICC investigation, Reuters corrects the inflated numbers in the accusations against Israel.
A Reuters about Israeli Arab fears concerning President Trump's "Prosperity to Peace" plan wrongly suggests that residents of Arab towns in "The Triangle" region of northern Israel are in danger of being uprooted from their homes and land.
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.