Tuesday 26 June 2012
Corrections and clarifications
• The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is not facing charges in Sweden as an article said. He is wanted for questioning about rape and sexual assault allegations, which he denies, but no charges have been brought (Ecuador or Sweden? Mmm, Sweden, I think, 23 June, page 35).
• An article said a Channel 4 Dispatches programme had secretly filmed staff at a funeral company storing “rack upon rack” of dead bodies in a warehouse. The photograph used to illustrate the article showed a stack of coffins which readers might have assumed contained dead bodies. In fact they were new, empty coffins stacked in a different part of the warehouse (UK’s biggest funeral firm filmed ‘stacking bodies like TV sets’, 25 June, page 9).
• In both G2 and The Guide, TV listings for programmes on BBC1 and ITV1 on Thursday 21 June and Friday 22 June were incorrect, because they were based on draft schedules drawn up before final decisions were made about which of the two channels would show Euro 2012 football matches on those two days.
• Sexual abuse of children is widespread – let’s confront the difficult truth was amended because the original said research into child sexual abuse found that 14% of perpetrators were close relatives and 68% more distant relatives. The 68% also included previously known people who were not related to the victim.
• Thomas Gainsborough portrait identified – and under the hammer was amended to correct the first name of the head of the old masters department at Bonham’s auctioneers. He is Andrew, not Michael, McKenzie.
• Ban Ki-moon launches Zero Hunger Challenge at Rio+20 summit was corrected because the original named a company supporting the challenge as Biodiversity International. It is Bioversity International.