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Complainant Name:
Mr Romano Pagliari

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Romano Pagliari complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an online article reporting the opinions of young British Muslims on ‘honour' violence which was inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code.


The newspaper had already amended the article at the time of the PCC complaint, and the complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following footnote to the online article:

A previous version of this article stated that ‘two thirds' of young British Muslims state that ‘honour' violence was acceptable. This was based on an erroneous reading of information in the public domain. The article was updated soon after publication to reflect the correct figure, 18%, and we regret any confusion or misunderstanding caused.

Date Published: 15/05/2012

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