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Complainant Name:
Mr Patrick McKay on behalf of Professor Joel Brind

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Metro

Complaint:

Mr Patrick McKay complained on behalf of Professor Joel Brind that an article about breast cancer had inaccurately claimed that Professor Brind had released a report in 2000 funded by the anti-abortion charity Life. In fact, his work – published in 1996 – was funded by the City University of New York and the State of Pennsylvania.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms:

‘On April 14, we reported that Professor Joel Brind carried out a study funded by Life in 2000. We have been asked to make it clear that his study was funded by the City University of New York and the State of Pennsylvania.'

Report: 77



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