Press Complaints Commission
spacer spacer
SEARCH FOR     Or try the cases search  
Cases Banner
  spacer
Making a complaint
Code of Practice Information
Cases
Code Advice
 

Complainant Name:
Mr Prakhar Chatur

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mr Prakhar Chatur complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccurate map in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant was concerned that the newspaper had published a colour coded map, showing the most popular countries in the world for holidays, which displayed the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir in a different colour to the rest of India. The complainant was concerned that readers would be misled into understanding that the state was not part of India.

Resolution:

The newspaper was unable to amend the map, as it had been provided by another company, but added the following statement to the article:

We would like to make clear that, while the state of Jammu and Kashmir appears in a different colour to the rest of India on Movehub's map of the popular countries in the world, it is indeed part of India. (Cl 1)

The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Date Published: 09/05/2014



<< Go Back
 
    spacer
Home ] Cases ] Site map ]