Photo Captions

AFP Corrects Photo Caption on Palestinian Refugee

An AFP correction today, prompted by CAMERA, underscores the media tendency to conflate approximately 600,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in 1948 with millions of their descendants.

Gaza Photo Controversy: Corrections and Lessons

Four months after Gaza-Israel fighting, media again backtrack on reports which had unequivocally blamed Israel for the death of a Palestinian child. The AP and Washington Post issue corrections on Omar Masharawi. The LA Times does not.

CAMERA Staff Prompts Correction on AP Photo Caption

As a result of CAMERA's correspondence with AP, the wire service corrects a photo caption which falsely stated that a Palestinian protester has "passed out" from tear gas fired by Israeli troops.

Updated: AP Caption Writers Take Sides in Arab-Israeli Conflict

July 1 update follows. With AP photographers around the world producing 1,000 photographs of breaking news daily, it is puzzling that AP would resort to distributing old file photos of events that have no apparent connection to the day's events. But that is exactly what AP did on June 19, 2004, re-releasing five file unrelated photos from the Gaza Strip with only a biased caption in common.