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Complainant Name:
Ms Anna Begum

Clauses Noted: 1, 3, 10

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Ms Anna Begum complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Edwards Duthie Solicitors of London that an article which referred to claims of sexual harassment at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was inaccurate, misleading and intrusive, particularly in regard to the use of her photograph without consent. In fact, the complainant had never worked at the ODA and was not the woman in question.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC helped to negotiate a direct settlement between the parties, which included the publication of the following apology in the newspaper and online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/article-1309558/Anna-Begum.html):

A picture accompanying an article concerning the Olympics (7 November 2009) mistakenly showed the wrong woman. We are happy to clarify that the Anna Begum pictured had no connection with this story and we apologise to Ms Begum for the distress and embarrassment caused.

Date Published: 30/09/2010



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