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Complainant Name:
Alberta Robinson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday World

Complaint:

Alberta Robinson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had reported that she had been the victim of an assault at the hands of her brother, a member of the UVF, when this was not the case.

Resolution:

The newspaper explained that the article was based on information provided by a confidential source but accepted that it could not corroborate the source's version of events. It was the anonymous source's word against that of the complainant (who maintained that no such incident took place). The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated an undertaking for future reporting: the newspaper agreed not to mention the complainant in any future coverage of incidents or activities involving her brother.

Date Published: 25/03/2010



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