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Ottawa Citizen publishes front page apology to police officer

Canada’s Ottawa Citizen today published an above the fold front page apology to a police officer it falsely accused of violating a citizen’s rights.

Here’s the apology, which is also online:

The paper ran Friday’s apology in the same … Read more

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Of two men who share a very similar name, the wrong one was named as an alleged abuser by Canada’s Chronicle-Herald:

In Wednesday’s edition, Herbie Desmond was identi­fied as a former Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission worker who now works at the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp.

The reference to Desmond was made as part of The Chronicle Herald’s investiga­tion into abuse allegations at the Nova Scotia Home For Colored Children.

Herbie Thomas Desmond, the man accused of abuse at the home, worked at the Human Rights Commission but does not work for the liquor corporation.

Herbert (Herbie) Caywood Desmond, however, is a long-standing liquor corpora­tion employee and has no connection to the home or the subject matter of the series.

The Chronicle Herald sincerely regrets the error and apologizes to Herbert Caywood Desmond for any upset or embarrassment.

Hap tip to Natascia Lypny

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U.K. tabloid the Daily Mirror apologizes for saying that a female musician was one of many women who supposedly slept with a well known BBC DJ:

Following our article of 1 May 2012 in which it was reported that Lyn Paul of the New Seekers was a “conquest” of Tony Blackburn, Ms Paul has contacted us to say that she merely shared a dinner date with Tony Blackburn and neither slept with him nor had a relationship with him.  We are happy to make this clear and apologise to Ms Paul for any upset caused.

Via Tabloid Watch

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Three U.K. publishers pay damages for false accusations

Three major U.K. publishers last week apologized and paid damages to an Algerian man they accused of being a “gangster” and offering a safe house to terrorists, among other false claims. The publishers removed the offending pieces from their websites … Read more

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The Daily Mirror apologizes for a major photo error:

APOLOGY to Patricia Belda Martinez.

WITH Saturday’s Daily Mirror we distributed a supplement entitled ‘Women who Kill’ which we trailed on the front page of the newspaper with a picture of the front page of the supplement.

One of the women whose story featured in the supplement was Vera Renczi who lived in the former Yugoslavia between 1903 and 1939 and who killed 35 men. Unfortunately due to an error the picture we used, both inside and on the front page of the supplement, was not of Vera Renczi but of Patricia Belda Martinez, who is otherwise known as Morgana and who is a fashion model. The picture we used belongs to Ms Martinez.

We apologise unreservedly to Ms Martinez for our error in wrongly using her picture in the supplement which she, of course, has no connection with and for the considerable embarrassment caused to her by our actions.

Via Tabloid Watch

The Daily Mirror

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Mail on Sunday issues second apology to Société Générale for false story

As noted by Tabloid Watch, The Mail on Sunday this weekend issued a second apology to Société Générale for an inaccurate article last year that said the bank was on the “brink of disaster.”

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The Independent corrects a false claim about Hugo Chavez:

An article in our foreign pages recently alleged that President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela had indulged in a “homophobic rant” against a political rival. We now accept that President Chavez did no such thing. We are happy to set the record straight.

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Washington Post ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton admits his errors in a previous blog post:

Caw, caw, caw, crunch! That’s the sound of me eating crow. It’s not the most pleasant repast I’ve had — the feathers don’t go down so easy — but it is a necessary one.

I did a blog post this past Friday that was dismissive, snarky and wrongheaded, and had factual errors too. And I apologize to readers for it and I’ll try to repair some of the damage here.

Thanks to @CJR for the tip.

Washington Post

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A correction and apology from South Africa’s Sowetan:

IN SOWETAN on February 22, we incorrectly reported that a black employee of Legend Lodge near Mokopane in Limpopo who had wished a white colleague a “Happy Valentine” had lost his job.

In fact, the employee was suspended. We also incorrectly reported that a “white” supervisor had allegedly raped a black colleague and yet nothing was done. In fact, the supervisor is black. We apologise to Legend Lodge for any embarrassment caused.

The Sowetan

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The U.K.’s Daily Star apologizes for saying a man was a deadbeat dad:

IN our article “Mum blasts Lewis for abandoning baby” published on Sunday, January 8, 2012 we said that darts world champion Adrian Lewis had not paid a penny towards the upbringing of his daughter since separating from her mother and that he had effectively disappeared and abandoned her.

We accept that this is untrue. In fact Mr Lewis has made regular and substantial payments to his ex partner and has tried to maintain a relationship with his daughter.

We sincerely apologise to Mr Lewis for any distress or embarrassment our article may have caused.

Daily Star

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