On July 14, 2023, CJPME confirmed that 7 Canadian media outlets corrected their articles following its complaints. A widely circulated Associated Press article published on July 6 contained an erroneous headline that read: “A Palestinian militant kills an Israeli in the West Bank, a day after Israel’s military raid in area.” By identifying the person killed only as “Israeli,” the headline misled readers into believing a civilian was killed, when in fact it was an Israeli soldier. This error was repeated in the text of the article itself. To its credit, the Associated Press later corrected its article, but the 7 outlets in Canada did not follow suit. After a letter-writing campaign by CJPME, the article was corrected across the board.
The headline now reads:
“Palestinian militant kills Israeli soldier in West Bank, a day after Israel’s military raid in area”
This change is also reflected in the text of the article itself.
The papers that made the change include the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Niagara Falls Review, Peterborough Examiner, St. Catharines Standard, Welland Tribune, and Winnipeg Free Press.
To read one of our letters from this campaign, click here.