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Complainant Name:
Ms Dawn Sadia

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: Sunday Life

Complaint:

Ms Dawn Sadia complained that an article which reported her attempts to locate her abducted daughter Nassima in Algeria was inaccurate and misleading. In addition, she considered that her privacy had been invaded when she had been photographed at the airport without her consent.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper – which contended that the departure lounge of an international airport was not a place where the complainant had a reasonable expectation of privacy – published the following clarification together with a photograph of Nassima:

‘Further to our article of 15 October 2006 headlined ‘Mum’s mercy mission’, we have been asked by Ms Dawn Sadia to make clear that – when attempting to locate her abducted daughter, Nassima Sadia, in Algeria – she did not do so “undercover”; rather, she had been advised to wear traditional Muslim dress as a mark of respect. We are happy to clarify the matter.’

Report: 74



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