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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 3, 6

Publication: Derry News


A man complained that the newspaper had published a photograph of his grandson to accompany an article about the dangers of underage drinking. The photograph had been taken some months previously, and his grandson had been branded a thug, and had suffered as a result of its publication.


The complaint was resolved after the newspaper explained that it had taken steps unsuccessfully in this instance to pixelate the image, and undertook to take greater care in the future. The Editor also offered to apologise to the complainant and his grandson.

Report: 74

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