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.
CAMERA prompts correction of a series of Associated Press photo captions which absurdly misidentified the Gaza Strip as the "world's largest Muslim nation." With less than 2 million Muslims, the tiny territory is home to a tiny percentage of the world's 1.7 billion Muslims. Even Germany's Muslim population is more than double Gaza's.
CAMERA today prompts correction of a Voice of America article which had erroneously misidentified disputed areas of the West Bank as "Palestinian land." The correction follows additional corrections on the same issue that CAMERA elicited recently at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
In April, with the global battle to contain the spread of Covid-19 in full swing, CAMERA elicited a record 27 corrections in a variety of news outlets: from major media including The New York Times, Associated Press and NBC, to non-Western and alternative news sources.
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."
Update: CAMERA prompts correction after Haaretz falsely reports that Israel's Shin Bet is monitoring citizens' cellphone conversations in a bid to stem coronavirus spread. The security service is tracking the location of phones -- not conversations.