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Complainant Name:
Mr Yousef Bozorgmehr

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian


Mr Yousef Bozorgmehr complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article reporting on protests in Iran over a drying lake was inaccurate when it reported that Iranian media were not allowed to report the protests.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article and the addition of the following footnote to the online article:

This article was amended on 27 October 2011. The final sentence in the original said Iranian media were not allowed to "report the protests". This was amended to "report from the protests" to clarify that the author intended to convey on-the-ground reporting was barred; several follow-up articles about the action were published by Iran media.

Date Published: 30/11/2011

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