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Complainant Name:
Rethink, Shift and others

Clauses Noted: 12

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Various individuals and organisations (including Rethink and Shift) complained that the newspaper had used the word 'Schizo' in reference to a patient suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. The complainants said this was a pejorative and discriminatory description of the patient's mental illness.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper agreed that it would use its best endeavours not to use the term 'schizo' in the future.

Date Published: 12/08/2010



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