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HonestReporting Canada Secures Correction in the Calgary Herald

by Mike Fegelman

On Friday May 11, the Calgary Herald carried a brief article detailing how Japan may be set to resume economic aid to the Palestinian Authority. The article carried the following headline:

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As the Palestinians have not achieved statehood, to reference the Palestinian territories or the Palestinian Authority as "Palestine" is erroneous. In the interests of journalistic neutrality, headline writers should state the facts as neutrally as possible and leave out the value judgment inherent in pre-defining the areas as Palestine.Calgaryheraldcorr_3

HonestReporting Canada contacted editors at the Calgary Herald and secured the following correction:

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