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.
Multiple secondary media outlets publish an AP story accompanied by a headline that states as fact that "Israeli warplanes strike Syria, kill 4, including children," though the claim in Syria's state media is disputed and unverified. AP's own headline attributes the claim to Syrian state media, qualifying the allegation as just that.
The 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens are indelibly seared into the nation's collective memory, so why does Haaretz's English edition repeatedly misreport basic facts about the victims? The paper had previously corrected after calling the young civilians "soldiers."
CAMERA prompts correction of a Haaretz Op-Ed by international lawyer Shannon Maree Torrens which falsely claimed that Israel had refused a WHO request to provide Palestinian health workers with the vaccine. As The Independent had already clarified, in "informal discussions," Israel indicated willingness to explore the option.
By failing to correct the false claim that Palestinian prisoner Kamal Abu Waer, sick with cancer, died in prison, when in fact he passed away in a hospital, AP plays into baseless Palestinian propaganda that Israel denies Palestinian prisoners adequate medical care.
Last week, AFP's Israel-related coverage took on a turn towards the fantastical. First, there was the embarrassing misidentification of Yad Vashem as Judaism's holiest day. Then, the wire service bizarrely maintained that the Israeli city of Bat Yam is known for its retired Mossad agents,
CAMERA last night elicited a commendable on the air correction of the previous week's PBS "NewsHour Weekend" edition which had grossly inflated the number of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon and overstated the percentage of the registered refugees living in refugee camps.
CAMERA prompts correction of an Agence France Presse article which inexplicably misidentified Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, as the holiest day in the Jewish year. Judaism's holiest day is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Haaretz corrects a mistranslation which resulted in the factual error claiming that Morocco finalized the opening of its diplomatic mission in Israel following the outbreak of the second intifada. In fact, at that time, both countries shuttered their respective missions.
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Fox News article which erroneously cited Tel Aviv as a metonym for Israel. Fox is the latest media outlet to correct after referring to Tel Aviv, and not the capital of Jerusalem, as shorthand for Israel.
Foreign Policy gives a pass to to Salem Barahmeh of the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy to whitewash convicted Palestinian terrorists who carried out lethal attacks against Israelis as "political prisoners." Separately, the publication revises Barahmeh's unfounded reference to the displacement of "entire Palestinian communities," enabled by the Trump administration.