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Complainant Name:
Mui-Ling Teh

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Artist Mui-Ling Teh complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper's online article about her miniature origami figures contained a number of inaccuracies. She also pointed out that some of the images that accompanied the piece, supplied by a news agency, had been photoshopped and did not truly represent her artwork. As such, she asked for the online article to be removed.

Resolution:

The newspaper said that the inaccuracies in the piece were minor and did not represent a breach of the Code. It also explained that some of the images had been cropped to fit its presentation style. However, the newspaper was keen to address the complainant's concerns, and offered to correct the errors, and to address other issues in the article. The complainant agreed to allow the article to remain if it could be revised to her satisfaction. The matter was resolved when it amended the online article to: correct the errors identified by the complainant; include a link to the complainant's online portfolio; make clear that all images fell under the complainant's copyright; remove a particularly contentious photograph; and to disable the ‘enlarge function' on all remaining images.

Date Published: 05/07/2011



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