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Complainant Name:
Mr Serge Voronov

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


Mr Serge Voronov complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy). He was concerned that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that tens of thousands of people had died as a result of wild fires across Russia in 2010; according to a report by the European Commission Research Centre the actual number of people who died was much lower.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article so that it would read: "Reports at the time suggested that hundreds of people died as a result of the impact of wild fires across Russia in 2010".

Date Published: 23/08/2012

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