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Complainant Name:
Mr Paul McGee

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Manchester Evening News


Mr Paul McGee complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which he considered to have been inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The complainant said it was not the case that he had given a "two-hour seminar organised by Salford council", as the article claimed.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction:

On May 6, 2014, we published an article which stated that Mr Paul McGee, Managing Director, PMA International Ltd, had delivered and spoken at an event organised by Salford council. We quoted comments from attendees relating to the performance of the speaker which we acknowledge did not relate to Mr McGee. We would like to correct the report and confirm that Mr McGee neither attended, nor spoke at the event. The Manchester Evening News offers its apologies to Mr McGee for the inaccuracies and any inconvenience caused.

Date Published: 10/07/2014

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