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Complainant Name:
Professor Norman Fenton

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


This complaint was originally made to the PCC. As the PCC closed on 8 September the complaint was resolved by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) under PCC procedures. IPSO is the new independent regulator of the newspaper and magazine industry.

Professor Norman Fenton complained to the Press Complaints Commission about a photograph which he considered to have been inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The photograph was incorrectly labelled as showing a UN-run school in Gaza, when in fact it showed the inside of an Israeli house.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article, and the publication of the following online correction:

An earlier version of this article included an incorrect picture caption describing Palestinians who sheltered in U.N-run schools returning home. In fact, the photograph depicts Israeli citizens in a bomb shelter. We are happy to clarify this.

Date Published: 09/10/2014

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