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Complainant Name:
Mr David Johnson, the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Liverpool

Clauses Noted: 1, 14

Publication: The Times

Complaint:
Mr David Johnson, the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Liverpool, complained that the newspaper had published remarks from him that had been given off-the-record. He was also concerned that the article inaccurately stated the Church of Englands position in regard to the running of a school in Liverpool.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper undertook to remind all of its reporters of the need for the greatest clarity and accuracy in regard to recording all conversations and checking that confidentiality is not an issue. It also amended its database records regarding the alleged inaccuracies in order to prevent the publication of the contentious material in future.

Report: 70



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