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Complainant Name:
Joanna Rigby

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Joanna Rigby of Nottingham complained about an article in which a doctor advised readers to ignore prostate cancer week on the basis that it was a disease which generally affected older men and usually caused no harm. The complainant pointed to examples which suggested that the article had entirely underestimated the severity of the cancer.

Resolution:

The newspaper indicated that it had received a large reaction to the article from readers. It had therefore dedicated a whole page to a follow-up article to address the issues raised which also contained criticism of the original article. The complainant was satisfied that the follow-up article had balanced the impression given in the original article. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Report: 77



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