Clauses Noted: 12
Publication: The Daily Telegraph
Dr Kate Stone complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached the terms of Clause 12 (Discrimination) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant considered that the reference to her transgender status in the article was irrelevant to the story, in breach of Clause 12 (ii) of the Code.
The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the reference to the complainant's transgender status from the online article, as the newspaper acknowledged that it had not been relevant to the story.
Date Published: 09/05/2014
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