Increasingly, campuses are the scene of propagandistic assaults on Israel. Distorted literature, extreme speakers and false, inflammatory images are all too common, creating harmful misperceptions of Israel. This hostile environment can be intimidating to students seeking fair and objective information on Middle East issues.
CAMERA provides assistance to students through the CAMERA-Supported Group and CAMERA Fellowship programs. This includes guidance in finding and connecting with speakers or films, planning and creating events, funding for student groups, and addressing Middle East distortions in campus publications, fliers, rallies, and classroom teaching.
Students are provided with the support for bravely and publicly defending Israel against hostility and distortions on campus.
Due to the hands-on nature of our work, we are based out of three locations across the globe. Meet our staff from the US, Israel, and the UK.
Knowledge of the facts and the truth can empower anyone, regardless of race, location, or ethnicity, to stand up for Israel.
Current positions available with CAMERA on Campus
Founded in 1982, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting 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.Visit CAMERA.org
“My second year of the CAMERA fellowship may now be officially complete, but I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for everything, Douglas. You were always there when I needed to think out my ideas, and you always encouraged me to do my best and improve my writing. All of your edits and comments really helped me think through the op-eds and what it means to write about the facts to stop the spread of misinformation. I feel like I am more equipped now than I ever was to stand up for myself, my religion, my culture, and the people around me. This fellowship also really helped me continue toward my goal of being an investigative journalist. I know how to layout an article and what to include and not to. Thank you for all the help!”
—Monica Sager, 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow
“Being a CAMERA on Campus fellow this year has emboldened me to stand up for the Jewish people and Israel on campus. It is not okay for the media and others to blame, shame, and define us and we need to be able to actively take a stand and combat hate in all of its forms.”
—Jordana Schiff, 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow at McGill University
“My experience with CAMERA was unforgettable, having the privilege to work with great mentors who helped me grow as a writer and as a person. More importantly, my love for Israel grew to a level where I now perceive Israel advocacy as a lifestyle as opposed to a chore/duty. I am very proud to be a part of the CAMERA organization and to stand by their values.”
—Benjamin Zaghi, 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow at University of California, San Diego
“My fellowship with CAMERA was a uniquely empowering experience that gave me the opportunity to publicly call out dishonesty with my arguments, and a sense that I was finally on the front lines of this ideologically entwined epistemic battleground on behalf of my people. The webinar sessions, both those hosted by my peers and me, allowed access to many Jewish leaders I have read about and admire. I heard Fleur Hassan-Nahoum discuss her diplomatic work with the UAE, and listened to Gil Troy and Natan Sharansky share their perspectives on the conflict with the Palestinians. I heard MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh talk about holding social media giants accountable to the antisemitism they produce and discussed Zionism and the Civil Rights Movement with Joshua Washington, an activist whose work I’ve followed for a long time. The opportunity to speak directly with these prominent leaders gave me a sense of importance and connection I had not otherwise experienced and a feeling that I could actually make a difference in my community.”
—Seth Mendel, 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
“CAMERA on Campus provided me with an outlet and a platform to set the record straight about Israel and its perception at the university level. My understanding of the conflict increased tremendously with access to brilliant researchers. I have formed great bonds with fellows. It’s a rewarding experience to bring Israel to campus and to encourage learning more about such a unique country. CAMERA enables us to do that and more.”
Aidan Segal, 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh.