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Complainant Name:
Maaike Voorhoeve

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Maaike Voorhoeve complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article about the work-life balance achieved by Dutch women in which she was misquoted. The complainant further argued that she was misrepresented as a woman who had a casual attitude to work - spending hours a day chatting in cafes and relying on her boyfriend financially - when this was entirely contrary to her actual lifestyle.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the online article and the provision of a private letter of apology from the newspaper to the complainant. The newspaper also contacted other online news sources responsible for republishing the piece on an informal basis with a request for the removal of their versions of the article.

Date Published: 24/05/2011



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