The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information or images, including headlines not supported by the text.A significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distortion must be corrected promptly and with due prominence, and – where appropriate – an apology published.
On June 16th, we complained to the Financial Times over an article by their Jerusalem correspondent Mehul Srivastava published that day (“Israeli PM Naftali Bennett orders fresh air strikes in Gaza Strip”) which included the following:
As we argued in our complaint, it’s of course impossible to know where the thousands of Israelis who participated in the march reside, and the chance that all of the marchers live in settlements is practically zero. In fact, the last sentence of the article included a comment from an marcher who noted that he traveled to the event from an Israeli coastal city.
We’ve sent two emails to the Middle East editor, Andrew England, neither of which elicited a response.
Note that though Financial Times opted out of being regulated by IPSO, their Editorial Code of Practice states that their journalists and editors are held accountable to the the code of practice used by IPSO, which includes the following:
We intend to pursue this further, and will update this post if and when we get a response from a more senior editor.
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