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.
Update: Reuters corrects after misreporting that Turkey is among the American allies to have purchased the F-35 advanced fighter jet. In fact, the U.S. cancelled the deal after Turkey bought Russia's S-400 air defense system.
AFP abandons its "duty to seek the truth and not passively report information as it is presented to us" when it reports without challenge or clarification the false claim that Israel's army destroyed all of Neve Dekalim's hothouses before the 2005 disengagement.
For the second time in just over a month, CAMERA prompts Newsweek to correct an erroneous reference to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. Zaha Hassan, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, used the common journalistic practice of referring to a nation's capital city as shorthand for the country's government.
UPDATE: Associated Press corrects after captions erroneously reported that a Sderot home was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Israel's Iron Dome intercepted the rockets, and it was shrapnel from the interception which damaged the house.
Sept. 6 UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times corrects after it faced mockery for speculating that the UAE's new direct flights will likely land in Tel Aviv not Jerusalem supposedly due to the latter's disputed status. Jerusalem has no functioning airport.
For the second time this year, Haaretz's English edition corrects about Samir Kuntar. A translation error resulted in the absurd claim that the Lebanese terrorist was "rearrested" following his release in a prisoner swap.
Arabic-speaking journalists display a particular penchant for misidentifying Tel Aviv as Israel's capital, leading to patently absurd formulations including “Tel Aviv considers all of Jerusalem its capital” and "Tel Aviv's anthem."