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.
UPDATE: CAMERA prompts an AP correction after news agency coverage was more Russian than the Russians. AP clarifies that Russia claimed Syrian anti-aircraft fire nearly shot down a passenger jet while repelling an Israeli attack, not that Israel nearly downed the plane.
AP headlines claiming that imprisoned Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury "worked for Israel" exposes a double standard in the news agency's treatment of members of the Israeli-backed Lebanese SLA versus members of the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah.
A Reuters about Israeli Arab fears concerning President Trump's "Prosperity to Peace" plan wrongly suggests that residents of Arab towns in "The Triangle" region of northern Israel are in danger of being uprooted from their homes and land.
Media outlets largely ignored last night's infiltration of armed Palestinians from Gaza into southern Israel as world leaders are set to convene at Jerusalem's World Holocaust Forum. Reuters falsely reported an "attempt[ed]" infiltration, when in fact the assailants were hundreds of meters inside Israeli territory.
CAMERA prompts a forthright correction after Haaretz's English edition falsely stated that Palestinian families had decades ago purchased disputed land where the Baten al-Hawa enclave of Silwan in Jerusalem is located.