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 after Reuters today understated the number of Israelis forced to run for shelter during hundreds of rocket attacks, citing "thousands." In fact, with the rockets targeting several large cities, more than a million Israelis fled to shelters.
UPDATED: Islamic Jihad fired a rocket which slammed into a highway in Gan Yavne, in central Israel, narrowly missing passing cars. CAMERA prompts correction after The New York Post incorrectly located that intersection "near Israel-Gaza border."
CAMERA prompts correction today after Haaretz erroneously reported in Hebrew and English that Israel imposed a fishing ban on the Gaza Strip. Israel reduced the fishing zone to six nautical miles, but there is no ban.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters video which mistakenly reported that private Israeli claims to lands in the Jordanian border area date back to the 1970s. In fact, the private Israeli claims to those lands date back to the 1920s.
Last week, visitors located in various Israeli communities found that according to the New York Times' weather feature they were located in "Palestine." CAMERA prompted improvement so that "Jerusalem, Palestine," for instance, no longer appears, but users still shouldn't expect accurate weather information.
Following the CAMERA-prompted correction of a Reuters article which erroneously reported that Israel has criminalized support for BDS, CAMERA has elicited correction of the same point at Voice of America which had falsely reported that the BDS movement is illegal in Israel.