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 correction of a Gideon Levy column which had falsely stated in Haaretz's English (but not Hebrew) edition that an army tractor slammed into a crowd of Palestinian demonstrators in Kafr Qaddum.
UPDATED: AP corrects captions that Aymen Odeh, an Israeli Arab candidate in Israel's upcoming parliamentary elections, campaigned in "Yabeh, West Bank," when in fact he was campaigning in Taibeh, central Israel.
In response to communication with CAMERA about an article regarding the opposition to a politically motivated ICC investigation, Reuters corrects the inflated numbers in the accusations against Israel.
CAMERA prompts a quick correction after a United Press International headline erroneously reported that rockets were fired from southern Israel Saturday night, as opposed at southern Israel, by terror groups in the Gaza Strip.
UPDATE: AP's correction makes clear the law applies specifically to those doing business with the state of Georgia not those simply doing business in the state. And it protects against "boycott of Israel," including individuals and companies with business interests in Israel, not against boycott of "the Israeli government."
The news organizations initially described the PFLP as merely a "leftist political party that has an armed wing." CAMERA secured corrected language that acknowledges the Palestinian group's terrorism and terror designations.
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.