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Complainant Name:
Mr Tom Hayes

Clauses Noted: 14

Publication: Jersey Evening Post

Complaint:

Mr Tom Hayes of County Armagh complained that a journalist had passed a letter and article he had submitted to the newspaper to a third party, who had published it on a publicly accessible website.

Resolution:

The newspaper explained that the journalist had forwarded the information to the third party for comment on the understanding that the correspondence would remain confidential. However according to the third party an administration error had let to the publication of the material online. The journalist had, the newspaper set out, subsequently acted to have the material removed from the website as quickly as possible. While the complainant was disappointed with the state of events and did have outstanding concerns in regard to the conduct of the journalist he did not wish to take the matter further.

Report: 78



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