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Complainant Name:
Mr Jonathan Baldwin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


Mr Jonathan Baldwin 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 newspaper's columnist had noted an apology from the newscaster Jon Snow for "presenting photos of Syrians as if they were Gazan children"; the complainant noted, however, that subsequent developments proved that the photographs were, in fact, of Gazan children.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following footnote online:

"After tweeting his ‘deep apology'" on 24 July, Jon Snow subsequently discovered that the photograph was in fact, as he had originally thought, of a Gazan child, not a Syrian child, and so he retracted his apology on twitter"

Date Published: 12/09/2014

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