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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tasteless Tabloid Story On Suicide Earns PCC Reprimand

The Press Complaints Commission has told the Daily Sport that it crossed the line by publishing an article on the UK's "top 10 suicide hotspots." Choose Life, a government program engaged suicide prevention, had complained to the PCC that the article "had provided unnecessary detail which might encourage vulnerable people to visit the places shown and take their own lives." The PCC ultimately agreed. Read more here in a Guardian story by Jemima Kiss; read the PCC's ruling here.

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