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Complainant Name:
World Cancer Research Fund

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Western Daily Press

Complaint:

Mr Richard Evans, Head of Media Relations for the World Cancer Research Fund, complained that a comment piece had contained the implication that those responsible for a recent WCRF inquiry may have motivated by “reasons not unadjacent to money”.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper, which argued that the comment was not specifically directed at the WCRF, published the following clarification:

“Further to our article of 8th November, the World Cancer Research Fund wishes to make clear that the members of the panel who made its cancer prevention recommendations worked on a voluntary basis, and were only paid an honorarium of Resolution,500 per year, which is standard and accepted practice in the scientific community.”

Report: 76



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