222/2019 Mr Chris Rodger and Brixton Bugle
Publication: Brixton Bugle
Date of complaint: 24 May 2019
Date complaint accepted: 11 June 2019
Date of adjudication: 15 July 2019
Relevant clauses: Accuracy 1.1 and 1.2 of the IMPRESS Standards Code
Outcome: Complaint dismissed. No breach.
Summary of Complaint
1.1. The Complainant is Chris Rodger, a third-party seeking to ensure the accuracy of published information. He has confirmed to IMPRESS that he is not a directly-affected party and has no personal or business interest in the issues covered by the article.
1.2. The Respondent is Brixton Media Limited, which publishes online and monthly in print, covering local news, that has been regulated by IMPRESS since 19 October 2016.
1.3. The complaint concerns the accuracy of an article that first appeared in the Brixton Bugle (Print) in their May 2019 Issue, and online on the Brixton Blog on 24 April 2019, with the headline “Bravo’s four-year battle to open Brixton launderette”.
1.4. The complaint is assessed against the IMPRESS Standards Code, the relevant clauses are: Clause 1 (Accuracy)
1.1. Publishers must take all reasonable steps to ensure accuracy.
1.2. Publishers must correct any significant inaccuracy with due prominence, which should normally be equal prominence, at the earliest opportunity.