CTV News Edmonton corrects error in article about Jenin solidarity rally

On July 12, 2023, CTV News Edmonton corrected an article by Brittany Ekelund entitled “Protesters stand in solidarity with Palestinian people, look to 'change the narrative.'” The article falsely claimed that only 3 Palestinians were killed in Israel’s recent assault on the Jenin refugee camp. In fact, at least 12 Palestinians had been killed, including 4 children.

Following a complaint from CJPME, CTV updated the article and attached a correction notice that reads:

“A previous version of this story stated that three Palestinian people were killed in the raid. There were 12 Palestinian people killed.”

It is unfortunate that this error was made in an otherwise good article about Edmonton’s solidarity rally with Palestinians in Jenin. The demonstration was organized by Moustafa Zarandah, a local organizer working with CJPME. CTV Managing Editor Rob McNally reached out and thanked CJPME for identifying the error.

We applaud CTV News Edmonton for covering the rally in Edmonton and for correcting their article.