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.
Following contact with CAMERA, The Washington Post corrected a June 14, 2018 report, which incorrectly claimed that Argentina cancelled a Jerusalem soccer match due to Israel’s “treatment of Palestinians.”
Reuters captions early this week about the devastation in southern Israel caused by Palestinian "kite terror" ignored the fires' cause. In response to CAMERA's communication, subsequent captions note "Palestinians have been causing blazes by flying kites and balloons loaded with flammable materials."
Time relies on an editorial intern to explain how the Gaza Strip became the center of conflict. Ciara Nugent initially ignored that Israel had full withdrawn from the territory in 2005, one of the article's many failings.
An Associated Press article yesterday stated that vandals destroyed the fuel terminal at Israel's only cargo crossing into Gaza, initially leaving out that the culprits were Gazans, reportedly acting on Hamas instructions. AP responds positively to CAMERA's request to identify those responsible as Palestinian.
Contrary to its own style, CNN Arabic referred to the Western Wall by its Islamic name, "al Buraq" wall, in a report on Ali Baba CEO Jack Ma's visit to the holy Jewish site. CAMERA Arabic prompts a correction.