Press ombudsman reprimands ‘The Witness’

2012-12-17 00:00

THE Deputy Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has reprimanded The Witness for not asking Celi Makhoba for comment in an article headlined “Official’s suspension casts doubt on Comrades doping tests”, which was published on June 28, 2012.

Retief found that The Witness was in breach of Article 1.5 of the Press Code, which states that “A publication should seek the views of the subject of serious critical reportage in advance of publication…” publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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