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Media

Recent judgments by the Press Complaints Commission

Inayat Bunglawala, ENGAGE vs Daily Star

Hizb ut-Tahrir vs The Sunday Times

Metro, 'Girl of 8 suicide bomber'

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2009 17:20

Recent Letters in the Press

Rights of Muslims, letter to Western Mail, 11 Dec 2008

Citizenship classes should not isolate, letter to Birmingham Post, 10 Dec 2008

Muslim neighbours, letter to The Independent, The Rev. Stephen Griffith MBE, 27 Oct 2008

Response to Douglas Murray's article on Islamophobia and the media, letter to Standpoint Magazine, Yusuf Smith, 27 Sept 2008

'Rotten Boroughs', letter to New Statesman, Yusuf Smith, 8 May 2008 

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2008 17:37

Sample letters

Here are some sample letters that you can use as a template when drafting your own letters to the press. Please remember these are guidelines only. The more unique your letter is, the more likely it is to attract attention so don’t copy these samples, follow their guidelines.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2008 11:52

Press Complaints Commission

Where newspapers are found to be in breach of the Editors' Code of Practice, and have not resolved a complaint made by an individual to the newspaper itself, individuals can make a complaint to the PCC and request that the PCC adjudicate and resolve the matter.

The complainant would have to refer to the Code of Practice and state what part of it has been breached by the newspaper. The PCC require letters to be sent within two months of the date of publication (though this does not apply if the story is still on the newspaper online).

When writing to the PCC remember to include a cutting of the entire article and note clearly the name of the publication and the date on which the article was published.

Send your letters to:

Press Complaints Commission
Halton House
20/23 Holborn
London EC1N 2JD

Examples of Muslims that have successfully challenged newspapers on their misrepresentation of facts, organisations or personalities through the PCC are detailed below.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:59

Apologies and Retractions

Writing in complaint of inaccurate or defamatory material is your right as a citizen and an individual. Muslims are increasingly forcing newspapers to rethink their irresponsible practices by using legal means of redress.

The Daily Express printed an apology to Inayat Bunglawala, in both print and online editions for a story that grotesquely misrepresented his comments.


The Sun newspaper was similarly forced to retract the contents of a story on a Muslim bus driver which were proven to have been fabricated. The apology is re-printed below and can be read here

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1562296.ece

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2008 14:38

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