Clauses Noted: 1, 12
Publication: The Sun
Migrants Resource Centre, on behalf of Mr Salvatore Quero, complained to the Press Complaints Commission about the publication of an article which Mr Quero considered to have breached Clauses 1 (Accuracy) and 12 (Discrimination) of the Editors' Code of Practice.The article, which included a photograph of the complainant, inaccurately stated that he was a 41 year old father of seven.
The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:In a story headlined ‘Greedy Bulgars' (Sept 11th) Salvatore Quero, a single Italian man, was identifiable in a photograph as part of a Bulgarian family claiming benefits. We are happy to clarify that Mr Quero is not a member of the family and was simply providing them with food.
Date Published: 05/11/2012
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