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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: News & Star


A woman complained that, the morning after her husbands death, a reporter had knocked on her door and asked her son if he would like to write a tribute to his father. She was also concerned that the newspaper had published a photograph of her husband that had not been officially released, in addition to his name and details of the tragic accident, prior to the inquest.


Although the newspaper did not accept that the article or reporter had breached the Code, the complaint was resolved when the editor sent a private letter to the complainant, indicating that he would take her concerns into account when covering similar incidents in the future. The letter also set out that the newspaper was reviewing its protocols in light of the complainants comments.

Report: 76

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