The Telegraph published an article by their photo editor which focused on Ahmad Gharabli, an AFP photographer who won an Arab Journalism Award in the photojournalism category for a photo he took of a Palestinian protest in Jerusalem last year.
The piece (Behind the Shutter: Palestinian photographer Ahmad Gharabli on documenting protests in Jerusalem, May 12) quoted Gharabli talking about his work, and the particular challenges of covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and included the following claim about the legality of waving a Palestinian flag:
The claim that it’s “totally forbidden” to carry or display a Palestinian flag in Jerusalem is simply false. We confirmed this during a conversation with Israeli Police Foreign Press Spokesperson Mickey Rosenfeld. Further, as we tweeted yesterday, the photographer himself has published photos depicting Palestinians with Palestinian flags.
Hi @gharabli_ahmad, your claim in @Telegraph https://t.co/3SUApQ4tii to Telegraph photo editor @cvpalazzo that it's "totally forbidden" to fly the Palestinian flag in Jerusalem is not accurate, according to @IL_police, and according to photos you've published at @AFP pic.twitter.com/7nu5IHnKjr
— UK Media Watch (@UKMediaWatch) May 13, 2018
Following our complaint to Telegraph editors, the quote by Gharabli was revised, reflecting, it seems, his acknowledgment that his original claim wasn’t accurate.
Here’s the new sentence:
We commend editors on the prompt correction.