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Complainant Name:
Mr Mark Cowan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Kilmarnock Standard


Mr Mark Cowan complained that an article was inaccurate and misleading when it stated that a court had ruled that singing two lines of the notorious Famine Song amounts to racism.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper made clear that the sheriff had acknowledged that the charge for which the defendant was convicted a breach of the peace had been aggravated by religious and racial prejudice. The newspapers website, which had initially omitted this information, had been updated accordingly.

Report: 78

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