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.

 

Thomson Reuters Corrects: Gay Fathers Get Paternity Leave in Israel

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.

Haaretz Corrects: 3 Kidnapped ‘Soldiers’ Were Murdered Civilian Teens

CAMERA prompts correction after Haaretz's Chemi Shalev referred to the July 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens as "the kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers." It was a crime that shocked the nation and sparked a series of events leading to war. It's hard to imagine how the Haaretz editor got this wrong.

Los Angeles Times Corrects on Lebanese Casualties in 2006 War

CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which greatly overstated the number of Lebanese civilians killed in the 2006 war, erroneously citing "nearly 1,200 Lebanese civilians." In fact, this figure includes hundreds of Hezbollah fighters.

AFP Corrects: No Pact For Jewish Power in Current Elections

CAMERA prompts correction after AFP erroneously reported that Israel's extremist far-right Jewish Power party is in an electoral alliance with other right-wing parties. While such a pact existed in the April 2019 election, Jewish Power is running alone in the September race.

AP Corrects: Terror Victim Rina Shnerb of Lod, Not West Bank

CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press report which erroneously stated that Israeli terror victim, Rena Shnerb, killed in a Palestinian bomb attack Friday, was from the West Bank settlement of Dolev. In fact, she was a resident of the central Israeli city of Lod.

Reuters Corrects on Gay Marriage in Israel

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.