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Complainant Name:
Ashok and Chhaya Chouhan

Clauses Noted: 6

Publication: Evening Standard


Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP complained on behalf of his constituents Ashok and Chhaya Chouhan that the newspaper had published a photograph in which they featured (taken when their family won a competition) to illustrate story which involved only their mother. The complainants said that linking them to the story had led to them being recognised which was particularly distressing at a time when one of the children was studying for her A Levels.


The newspaper sought to explain that the photograph was available in the public domain as it illustrated the familys competition win. However, the newspaper indicated that it was sorry to hear that the children had been upset by the photograph. The managing editor therefore spoke to the newspapers editorial executives and arranged for its archives to be marked to ensure that the photograph showing the children was not used to illustrate any articles in the future. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Report: 77

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