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.

 

NPR Corrects Error in Gaza Story

National Public Radio erroneously reported recent rocket attack victims were "Israeli soldiers" when they were, in fact, civilian residents of Sderot, including Oshri Oz above.

CAMERA Prompts Better AP Coverage on B’Tselem Report

The Associated Press changed inaccurate coverage today stating that the Justice Ministry did not elaborate on the "mistakes, groundless claims and inaccuracies" said to be in a B'Tselem-Hamoked report alleging Israel's use of torture.

CAMERA Prompts AFP Correction on Qassam Fatalities

In response to communication from CAMERA staff, Agence France-Presse corrected an article today which had understated the number of fatalities caused by Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza.

AP Corrects Misquote of Hamas Leader

The Associated Press wrongly claimed that Hamas leader Mohammed Deif, in a July 2006 interview, called for Muslims to fight to liberate the West Bank. After CAMERA pointed out Deif was actually calling to "liberate" Israel in its entirety, the Associated Press published a correction.

Los Angeles Times Corrects: Nahariya Not a Settlement

CAMERA staff elicited a correction from the Los Angeles Times today that Nahariya, the northern Israeli town where Samir Kuntar carried out a terrorist attack in 1979, is not a Jewish settlement. Beyond the factual error, Tempest's article was extremely one-sided, drawing a sympathetic, emotive picture of the "plight" of Samir Kuntar and his family, while completely ignoring that of his victims.