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Complainant Name:
Mr Chris Lynch

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian


Mr Chris Lynch complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article reporting on the discovery of a lost film was misleading when it failed to mention that he originally discovered that a copy of the film existed and put that information on to the internet.


While the newspaper did not accept that the article required amendment, the complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following footnote to the online article:

Footnote added on 12 January 2011: We have been asked to point out that efforts to revive the "lost" film Helen of Four Gates were expedited by the work of Chris Lynch, who - following his own research in 2007 - had provided information online that located an original surviving print of the movie to the Cinémathèque Québécoise in Montreal, and another 16mm version to the George Eastman House museum in New York.

Date Published: 02/02/2011

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