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 Arabic prompts correction of an Arabic report at Alhurra which falsely alleged that Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman attributed the coronavirus to divine punishment for homosexuality. CAMERA's UK Media Watch previously prompted correction of the fake news item in Pakistan, the UK and India.
An April 15, 2020 Washington Post op-ed by an anti-Israel activist implied that Israel doesn't allow in medical supplies to Hamas-ruled Gaza. Following contact from CAMERA, The Post changed the wording to acknowledge that Israel does allow medical supplies.
Ran Saar, CEO of the Maccabi HMO, is the putative source for the widely reported figure that 75,000 residents of the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak are likely infected with coronavirus. Media outlets ignore that Maccabi officials cited a miscalculation, and said the actual figure is just 10 percent of that. The executive director said Maccabi has "no idea" how many are infected.