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Complainant Name:
Simon Ip

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Simon Ip complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice by incorrectly reporting that a study had found that people from Hong Kong and Bangladesh were amongst the most racially intolerant. The article was based on a piece originally published in the Washington Post, which had then been corrected. The complainant believed the newspaper should do the same.


The newspaper accepted that its coverage was inaccurate and the complaint was resolved when the newspaper amended the online article appropriately and appended the following corrective footnote to the piece:

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Hong Kong and Bangladesh were two of the world's least racially tolerant countries. We are happy to clarify this is not the case.

Date Published: 16/07/2013

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