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.
After accurately reporting that never before has there been a Palestinian state, Newsweek deleted what it referred to as "an error that says no Palestinian state has ever existed." After CAMERA's intervention, Newsweek backtracked from its erroneous correction, but issued a misleading update that "the legal and historical status of a Palestinian state remains a subject of controversy and debate."
Months after the Hamas-run Ministry of Health removed Laila al-Ghandour from the list of fatalities it blames on Israel, a caption in Reuters' Pictures of the Year 2018 falsely claims the infant died from inhaling tear gas at the Gaza border with Israel. In response to communication from CAMERA, Reuters corrects.
CAMERA prompts correction of a National Geographic article which contained an ahistorical reference to disputed West Bank land. At no point prior to the Oslo Accords did Palestinians control the disputed territories.
CAMERA prompts correction of a letter-to-the-editor by Eitan Peled, former programming director for SJP at UCLA, for his false claim that there are "hundreds of Palestinian children in Israeli military prisons." No Palestinians, minors or otherwise, are held in Israeli military prisons.
Following communication from CAMERA, Haaretz clarifies its Airbnb coverage, making clear that the hospitality company's West Bank settlements boycott does not also extend to eastern Jerusalem. The New York Post likewise corrects the error.
CAMERA prompts correction of a CBSN report which falsely stated that Palestinians had fired "hundreds of rockets at Israel's military." CBSN corrects, stating that, in fact, Palestinians fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities and civilian targets.
CAMERA prompts correction of a New Yorker article which had falsely claimed that Israeli troops killed a Gaza fisherman "ostensibly for sailing past the six-mile limit," but the improved version still neglects to report that according to both Israeli and Palestinian sources, Nawaf Attar was approaching the Gaza security fence when he was shot dead.