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Complainant Name:
Baldybane Theatre Group

Clauses Noted: 4

Publication: Helensburgh Advertiser

Complaint:

Alison Couston, Executive Director of the BaldyBane Theatre Group in Glasgow, complained about the conduct of a photographer employed by the newspaper. She said that the photographer had attended a performance given by the theatre group at a local primary school (at the request of the school) without the knowledge or consent of the actors and had taken photographs using flash in an intrusive manner. The incident culminated in a heated exchange between the photograph and the stage manager who had asked him to leave the performance.

Resolution:

The editor of the newspaper sought to explain that the photographer had himself been shaken and upset by the incident at the school. However, he offered his apologies to the theatre group for any inconvenience caused by the incident and expressed his hope that good relations between the parties involved would continue. The editor assured the group that its reputation and integrity were by no means in question. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Report: 76



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