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 the correction of more than one dozen AFP captions which whitewashed Hamas terrorist Bassam al-Sayeh, erasing his conviction for his role in the October 2015 shooting murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin in front of their four children. Editors commendably add the essential information and fix additional problematic elements of the captions.
After an exclusive investigation by Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew site, Channel 13 retracts a story which falsely attributed hateful, anti-secular views to Rabbi Asaf Naumberg of a pre-military academy associated with Education Minister Rafi Peretz. Reverberations continue to rock the Israeli media.
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 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.
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.