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.


AP Removes ‘Palestine’ Reference

At CAMERA's urging, the Associated Press today removed an incorrect reference to the West Bank and Gaza as "Palestine." The original version and the updated, corrected version follow:

AP Revises Misleading Passage

CAMERA staff prompted the revision of an Associated Press news story mentioning the death of a Hamas member. The story initially relayed the Palestinian account of the death as fact. The updated version shows that the circumstances surrounding the death are disputed.

AP Corrects Erroneous Description of UN Resolution 242

CAMERA staff prompted a correction at the Associated Press, after the wire service again misreported the details of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242. The amended language makes clear the differences between the actual wording of 242 and the "Arab interpretation" of the resolution.

CAMERA Prompts International Herald Tribune Correction on ‘Palestine’

CAMERA staff prompted the following correction at the International Herald Tribune, clarifying that that Mahmoud Abbas is the president of the Palestinian Authority, not "Palestine." This correction is an important reminder that "Palestine" is not currently a political entity, a fact that is often overlooked by many European media outlets