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Complainant Name:
Ms Karen Machin

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: Daily Mail


Ms Karen Machin complained that a report of a suicide contained excessive detail about the method used, as it included the type of poisonous substance that the individual had consumed, in addition to pointing out that the individual concerned had written an advanced directive. The complainant was also concerned that the coverage had not provided information about organisations such as the Samaritans.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed its online article and undertook to take into account the complainant's points when considering future coverage of similar stories.

Date Published: 80

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