Friday, 17 July 2009

The Luton correction

Well done to Arif Zaman, who took the Daily Mail to the PCC over the erroneous picture of a Muslim march on this story about the violent, racist protest in Luton. Details of the error can be found on Richard Bartholomew's blog. Yesterday the PCC ruled:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to remove the picture from the online article and to publish online the following correction:

On May 25, 2009, we published an article ‘Nine arrested after masked mob’s march against Muslim extremists turns violent’, in which we inadvertently included an archive photograph of a peaceful unconnected parade held in Luton some weeks earlier. We are happy to clarify that this march had in fact passed without incident and regret our error in wrongly captioning the photograph.
No apology, just a clarification.

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