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.

 

Wave of Media Errors, Corrections Follows Malawi Announcement on Jerusalem Embassy

News coverage of Malawi's announcement about opening an embassy in Jerusalem included a flurry of inaccurate articles, most misreporting that the nation would be the first African nation to open an embassy in the capital. While Malawi be the only African nation with an embassy in Jerusalem, several others existed in the past, and were closed after the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

VOA Corrects: Israel Not Advancing 5000 Settlements

CAMERA prompts a swift correction at Voice of America after an editing error resulted in the mistaken claim that Israel announced plans to advance 5000 settlements. In fact, the announcement concerned 5000 housing units within several existing settlements.

Christian Science Monitor Corrects About ‘Electrified’ Fence

In response to communication from CAMERA, The Christian Science Monitor corrected a Facebook post which falsely described Israel's West Bank security barrier as "electrified." Outfitted with electronic sensors and cameras for monitoring purposes, it is not "electrified."

AP Corrects Captions Which Erroneously Stated Israel Barred Protests

CAMERA prompts correction of Associated Press photo captions which wrongly reported that Israel banned protests due to coronavirus restrictions. Demonstrators were limited to socially-distanced protests within one kilometer from their homes, but protests were not barred.

MSNBC Corrects on Settlements, Oslo Accords

CAMERA prompts corrections at MSNBC's "Morning Joe" after Keir Simmons erroneously reported "Over the past two decades over 600,000 Jewish settlers have built communities in parts of east Jerusalem and the West Bank, land promised to the Palestinians for a future state."

UPI Corrects After Referring to “Palestine” As A Country

In response to communication from CAMERA, UPI promptly corrects an article which reported that wanted Palestinian Marwan Abusrour is believed to be residing in his "native countr[y,] "Palestine," referring to the Palestinian Authority.