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Complainant Name:
Mark Duggan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Burton Mail

Complaint:

Mark Duggan complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an online article which, in his view, suggested that he had engaged in a controversial email conversation with a colleague at the college where he worked. In reality, the complainant had not responded to the email in question and, as such, could not be described as being actively involved in the email exchange.

Resolution:

The newspaper considered the piece made clear who had sent the offending email and in no way implied that the complainant was responsible for making the derogatory remarks contained within it. However, the newspaper took on board the complainant's concerns and the matter was resolved when it amended the article to remove the phrase "email conversation".

Date Published: 21/06/2011



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