DPA Corrects Captions: Rocket Attacks On Israel Are Actual, Not Alleged

CAMERA prompts correction of numerous Deutsche Presse-Agentur photo captions today which erroneously referred to hundreds of rocket attacks on Israel as "alleged," as if it wasn't yet certain that Gaza terrorists have carried out hundreds of these attacks since yesterday morning.

In New York Times Israel Coverage, Anything Goes

A photo caption misidentifies a billboard showing the Prime Minister alongside far-right politicians as "a campaign ad for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies." In fact, it's an ad for the competing Blue and White party, keen to paint Netanyahu as a close ally of extremists.

At Reuters, Another “Incident” Strikes

"What does it show?" Reuters Handbook of Journalism says captions must answer this question. Why then have Reuters captions repeatedly whitewashed Palestinian attacks against Israelis as "incidents," not even stating that an attack took place?

Reuters’ Picture Falsehood of the Year

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.

Hamas’ Account of a Boy’s Death: A Media Litmus Test

When the Israeli army disputed Hamas' account which blamed Israel for the death of 12-year-old Shady Abdel-Aal, AP rose to the journalistic challenge with accurate coverage. Reuters responsibly corrected when presented with information contradicting Hamas. AFP, in contrast, has yet to correct even as Hamas itself has backtracked.

Incomplete AP Captions on Israel Mislead

AP photo captions mislead with critical omissions: Israel identified a reported cultural center bombed in Gaza as a Hamas facility. Also, Prime Minister Netanyahu criticized protesters not only for waving Palestinian flags but also for chanting, "With blood and fire, we will redeem Palestine."

Fauxtography at Reuters: What Was Removed?

UPDATE, June 8: Reuters Posts Original Photos, Continuing to Justify Itself. Reuters, long faulted by CAMERA for its photographic bias, and the first news agency shown to be guilty of "fauxtography," has been exposed yet again!