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.
CNN and Associated Press headlines falsely placed a number of Palestinians who infiltrated into Israel after they blew a hole through the Gaza fence as killed "in Gaza" when they were closing in on Israeli soldiers in Israeli territory.
After CAMERA informed JNS of a mistake in one of its columns, the wire services commendably corrected the error. The column had wrongly stated that the Jewish National Fund finances the anti-Israel NGO Adalah.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Bloomberg article which had wrongly claimed that Israeli officials characterized the deadly attack on civilians in the Barkan industrial park as a "militant attack." In fact, they called it a terrorist attack.
After correcting erroneous references to Tel Aviv, Haaretz joins a host of international media outlets which have previously corrected after they too botched the journalistic practice of referring to a nation's capital as shorthand for the country or its government.
Last week, CAMERA prompted corrections to a Haaretz article which overstated Gaza's unemployment rate as cited by the World Bank. Days later, CAMERA elicits corrections to Haaretz reports which understated the territory's unemployment rate as cited by a UN report.
CAMERA prompts correction of the latest case of "Haaretz, Lost in Translation." Haaretz's English edition had erroneously reported that a new World Bank report cited Gaza unemployment as 70 percent. In fact, as the journalist accurately reported in Hebrew, that figure refers to youth.
A CNN slideshow promising "Everything You Need to Know About Yom Kippur" instead delivered a bizarre, inaccurate, and irresponsible lecture about the Jewish holiday's purported focus on "Jewish corruption."
When the Israeli army disputed Hamas' account which blamed Israel for the death of 12-year-old Shady Abdel-Aal, AP rose to the journalistic challenge with accurate coverage. Reuters responsibly corrected when presented with information contradicting Hamas. AFP, in contrast, has yet to correct even as Hamas itself has backtracked.