On March 27, 2023, the Winnipeg Free Press published an article about Israel’s Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and Delegitimization, Noa Tishby about an upcoming speaking event. However, the headline incorrectly identified Tishby as an “activist,” reading “Distressing rise of hate on agenda for activist’s lecture,” even though the event description highlights her role as an Israeli Official. Moreover, the piece failed to identify Tishby as an Israeli Official until the 12th paragraph.
CJPME wrote to the WPF to notify them about this error, arguing that the failure to identify Tishby as an Israeli Official would fundamentally alter a reader's understanding of the event. The letter also noted that the article had omitted reference to some of her controversial statements (more here). While the WFP claimed that Tishby would be attending the event as a “private citizen,” the event description itself did not make this claim.
On April 3, the Winnipeg Free Press corrected this error by changing the headline to read “Distressing rise of hate on agenda for Israeli official’s lecture.” Unrelatedly, that same day, Tishby was fired from her role as Israel’s Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and Delegitimization by Benjamin Netanyahu, presumably for her relatively mild criticisms of Israel’s judicial reforms.