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: No Ban on Hajj Pilgrims from Gaza

CAMERA prompts correction of Associated Press photo captions which had confused two Muslim pilgrimages, erroneously stating that pilgrims from Gaza have not been able to participate in the major hajj journey to Mecca for five years.

CAMERA Prompts Correction After CBC Counts Gunmen, Infiltrators as Demonstrators

CAMERA prompts correction of a CBC report which erroneously counted gunmen, infiltrators and Palestinians who engaged in other violent attacks at the Israel-Gaza border among demonstrators killed by Israeli fire. But editors declined to remove a completely irrelevant passage about Canadians joining ISIS from the feature on Canadians "lone soldier" recruits to the IDF whose inclusion creates a grossly unfounded comparison.

AP Improves Language on Gaza Blockade

CAMERA prompts improved language after the AP initially reported that that the Egyptian-Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip was "[o]stensibly meant to prevent arms from reaching Hamas."

Haaretz Corrects: Israel Hopes to Strengthen Coordination with Russian, Not Syrian, Army

CAMERA prompts correction of a series of articles in Haaretz's English edition which erroneously reported that a Russian-Israeli meeting was dedicated to the "strengthening of the security coordination between Israel and Syria's armies." In fact, Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with Vladminir Putin will address coordination with the Russian, not Syrian, army.

NBC Corrects: No Ministries Offered to Extremist Otzma Yehudit

CAMERA prompts correction of an NBC article which falsely reported that PM Netanyahu promised two ministries to the Otzma Hayehudit party, the political descendant of the banned racist Kach party. In fact, the promise was made to the mainstream right-wing Jewish Home party.

AP Corrects on Saudi ‘Hostility’ Towards Israel

CAMERA prompts correction of an AP story which had said that Saudi Arabia regards Israel with hostility. In fact, Israeli-Saudi ties have been warming in recent years, thanks to their common foe Iran.