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Complainant Name:
Philip Baum

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Star


Philip Baum, editor of Aviation Security International magazine, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had quoted him in an article but misleadingly implied (via the headline "Call for Muslim jet scan") that he felt that Muslim airline passengers should be treated differently to non-Muslims.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the following correction which appeared on page two of the newspaper and featured prominently on homepage of the newspaper's website:

Our December 29, 2010 article "Call for Muslim jet scan" may have been taken to mean that Mr Baum, an aviation security expert, advocated that only suspicious looking Muslims should face full body scans. We wish to make clear that Mr Baum said all suspicious looking people should be body scanned.

Date Published: 24/03/2010

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