Arab Today, arab today daily mail owner expresses \regret\ over mccann coverage
Last Updated : GMT 15:13:17
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Daily Mail owner expresses \'regret\' over McCann coverage

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Daily Mail owner expresses \'regret\' over McCann coverage

London - Arabstoday

The chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust, Lord Rothermere, has expressed "regret" about the way the Mail covered the Madeleine McCann disappearance story, but told the Leveson inquiry: "I let my editors edit, however uncomfortable it makes me feel." Giving evidence at the inquiry this morning, Rothermere said: "At times, inevitably the paper will do things which makes one feel uncomfortable." He said journalists covering the Madeleine McCann story were "unfamiliar with the way in which the Portuguese media and police operate", adding: "A number of allegations were made which were followed up in our newspapers which we regret and when the McCanns complained we immediately rectified and gave them compensation. It's a regrettable occurrence but it is the nature sometimes of journalism to do that. "I don't believe our newspapers set out to wilfully upset the McCanns. They were reporting on briefings they had which they believed to be true and when they realised they made a mistake they rectified it." Rothermere also discussed the "mud-slinging" between his newspaper group and Richard Desmond, the owner of the Express. He told the inquiry: "(Mail editor) Paul Dacre felt very strongly that Richard Desmond should not own the Express newspapers - that the government should have used the fit and proper person clause to stop him doing it. He expressed that point of view forcibly through the newspaper. "Richard Desmond responded by digging up everything he possibly could about my family, which we largely took in our stride. This unhealthy antagonistic relationship was not in the interests of the readers and not in the interests of the industry." He added: "I don't believe there was a truce and the proof is in the pudding. The Express continued to attack me." Rothermere said there was a general public perception "that self-regulation has not worked". He told the inquiry: "I believe that the establishment and many members of the public do not believe that self-regulation has not worked, and so therefore it has not worked. The form of the PCC has not been able to establish a level of trust and faith that is necessary for it to function properly. That is almost certainly the case. "I don't know of many instances where the PCC has asked a newspaper to do something and it has not complied. So in that respect it has worked. It is not the job of the PCC to administer the law." Lord Justice Leveson said: "Another of the concerns that I have to address is whether newspapers really do hold each other to account. It is interesting that if the judiciary make a decision then within hours those who disagree with it will make their disagreement very clearly felt. "But it doesn't very often happen that the press hold each other to account and we have got this example that the whole business of interception of voicemails really dies a death until it so happens that the Guardian picks it up and runs with it pretty vigorously and nothing much happens. "Then it's the New York Times that picks it up. Who actually is watching the press themselves are doing? Do you think the press have failed in that regard - to keep an eye on everyone else?" Rothermere replied: "The Guardian certainly surfaced much of what's now become public knowledge. I would say that's an example of the press regulating itself to a degree. The Guardian had to work very hard indeed and they have my admiration. He added: "I think it's the job of our institution to hold people accountable, including members of our institution." 

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today daily mail owner expresses \regret\ over mccann coverage Arab Today, arab today daily mail owner expresses \regret\ over mccann coverage

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today As Olympics loom,China plunges into biz

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

As Olympics loom,China plunges into biz
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 06:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 19:03 2017 Friday ,24 February

PJD Slams Assabah Newspaper over Allegations

GMT 15:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Information Minister delivers lecture at RCSC

GMT 14:13 2017 Thursday ,23 February

International media conference concludes

GMT 19:28 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

McCain criticizes Trump over continued media attacks

GMT 10:17 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Dh56,000 of fines for illegal adverts around Abu Dhabi

GMT 15:27 2017 Monday ,20 February

Trump calls media ‘enemy of American people’
View News in Arabic - Media: آخر الأخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation

GMT 20:27 2017 Monday ,27 February

Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation
Arab Today, arab today Humans spark most US wildfires

GMT 14:58 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Humans spark most US wildfires
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Final Phantom VII signals end of an era

GMT 14:31 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Final Phantom VII signals end of an era
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president

GMT 06:18 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 06:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Dumbphones survive rise of the smartphone

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday