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.

 

CAMERA Prompts Improved Reuters Captions on Palestinian Arson Attacks

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."

CAMERA Prompts Multiple Time Corrections on Gaza

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 Ciara Nugent initially ignored that Israel had full withdrawn from the territory in 2005, one of the article's many failings.

Reuters Corrects on Temple Mount Remains

CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Reuters feature on Jerusalem which wrongly reported that the Western Wall is the only surviving above ground remain from the Temple Mount.

CAMERA Prompts Improved AP Coverage of Palestinian Destruction of Fuel Line

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.