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.
Deutsche Welle's report on an Israeli airstrike which hit the Gaza offices of a Turkish news agency failed to note that the targets were Hamas offices housed in the same building. CAMERA called on the German outlet to include the information, and editors commendably did so.
CAMERA prompts correction of numerous Deutsche Presse-Agentur photo captions today which erroneously referred to hundreds of rocket attacks on Israel as "alleged," as if it wasn't yet certain that Gaza terrorists have carried out hundreds of these attacks since yesterday morning.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Haaretz article which incorrectly reported that the Jerusalem District Court received no evidence suggesting that Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir had participated in BDS activity, including while serving in his capacity in Israel.
A photo caption misidentifies a billboard showing the Prime Minister alongside far-right politicians as "a campaign ad for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies." In fact, it's an ad for the competing Blue and White party, keen to paint Netanyahu as a close ally of extremists.
Foreign Policy labeled the disappearance of enriched uranium decades ago from a Pennsylvania facility "one of the most confounding puzzles of the nuclear era" despite investigations involving CIA, Congress, FBI and others. But The New York Times states as fact: Rafi Eitan played an important role. UPDATE: Times corrects: "that allegation was never proved."
CAMERA prompts correction after the Times of Israel erroneously identified the Western Wall as Israel's holiest site. In fact, the Temple Mount, location of the destroyed first and second Jewish temples, is the state's most sacred site.