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Complainant Name:
Mrs Lee

Clauses Noted: 1, 12

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mrs Lee of Kent complained that a photograph of Travellers used in the online version of an article had been misleadingly captioned with the suggestion that it related to the eight Traveller families who had been mentioned in the piece, which was not the case. In addition, the complainant was concerned that the use of this image constituted discrimination against the Traveller community in general.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper which agreed that the choice of image was inappropriate removed the photograph from the online article. The newspaper also appended the following to the online piece:

This article originally contained a stock photograph of Travellers for illustration purposes, which did not relate to the families in question. The image has now been removed.

Report: 78



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