Founded in 1982, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East.
CAMERA fosters rigorous reporting, while educating news consumers about Middle East issues and the role of the media. Because public opinion ultimately shapes public policy, distorted news coverage that misleads the public can be detrimental to sound policymaking. A non-partisan organization, CAMERA takes no position with regard to American or Israeli political issues or with regard to ultimate solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The Palestinian Authority is increasingly autocratic and prone to violating the Oslo accords that created it. And the media is increasingly prone to ignoring, and failing to inform readers, about internal Palestinian developments.