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Complainant Name:
Rethink, Shift and others

Clauses Noted: 12

Publication: The Sun


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.


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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