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 an Associated Press article which incorrectly reported that there is no egalitarian prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. Natan Sharansky's plan, abandoned by Prime Minister Netanyahu, was to upgrade and to expand the existing space.
CAMERA prompts a Times of Israel correction of an AP article which inaccurately described Bethlehem as "almost completely surrounded by the barrier and a string of Jewish settlements." AP itself has failed to correct.
After CAMERA prompted correction of a Reuters report that Israel has "criminalized" support for the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) campaign, CAMERA Arabic elicits correction of the identical error at Reuters Arabic.
CAMERA prompts correction at Deutsche Welle after an Op-Ed incorrectly reported that 600,000 Jewish settlers reside in the Gaza Strip. In 2005, Israel withdrew all of its approximate 8,500 settlers from Gaza.
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.