The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™
Hello!

A very warm welcome to The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™ forum.

Please log in, or register to view all the forums, then settle in and help us get to the truth about what really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann. Please note that your username should be different from your email address!

When posting please be mindful that this forum is primarily about the death of a three year old girl.

(Please note: if you register with the sole intention of disrupting or spamming, please don't expect to be a member for too long.)

Many thanks,

Jill Havern
Forum owner

'Portugal Resident' newspaper makes sure British ex-pats know about the Daily Express apology re Goncalo Amaral - 8 Dec 2015

View previous topic View next topic Go down

'Portugal Resident' newspaper makes sure British ex-pats know about the Daily Express apology re Goncalo Amaral - 8 Dec 2015

Post by Tony Bennett on 08.12.15 10:22

UK Daily Express publishes written apology over headline calling Maddie cop a liar


After a written campaign that involved countless emails, letters and negotiations, a man who himself has been the target of legal action by the parents of Madeleine McCann succeeded in getting an apology from the Daily Express newspaper.

Written at the bottom of page 21 in today’s edition is a box, headed ‘Amplification and Clarification, Gonçalo Amaral - Correction’. Amaral had NOT lied in court, the paper conceded.

It was not a huge victory, Tony Bennett writes on the Jill Havern Forum, but it has publicly corrected an error that saw the former PJ policeman “publicly accused” of having lied about a death cover-up claim.

The full text of the Express correction was as follows:

“On the 29th April 2015 we published a headline on the front page which said “Maddy detective did lie about death cover-up claim”. We would like to make it clear that there was no determination by the Portuguese court that Mr Amaral lied. In fact the court ruled that Mr Amaral had breached the McCann’s right to reputation and ordered him to pay damages to them”.

Those damages are currently being appealed by Mr Amaral, who almost certainly had no knowledge of Tony Bennett’s efforts to clear the tabloid’s slur.

Was it worth it? Mr Bennett questions in today’s write-up:

“He did not lie. I am personally content that I have not wasted my time and effort.”

Although the citing of the apology, at the bottom of the page, did not go unnoticed.

The full ruling on this point, adjudicated through the Independent Press Standards Organisation, will be available next week, Mr Bennett adds - while he has been forbidden from publishing any of the correspondence that went back and forth as he fought Amaral’s corner.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com


- See more at: http://portugalresident.com/uk-daily-express-publishes-written-apology-over-headline-calling-maddie-cop-a-liar#sthash.kfIBER4a.dpuf

____________________

 Daily Mail journalist Daniel Bates wrote: “Kate and Gerry McCann have released a new picture of their daughter Madeleine as they prepare to commemorate tomorrow’s third anniversary of her disappearance. The photo shows her when she was three after a raid on the dressing-up box. She has a pink bow in her hair and a gold bead necklace and is wearing blue eyeshadow. It was taken weeks before the fateful family holiday to the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz when Madeleine vanished”

avatar
Tony Bennett

Posts : 14664
Reputation : 2801
Join date : 2009-11-25
Age : 69
Location : Shropshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Portugal Resident' newspaper makes sure British ex-pats know about the Daily Express apology re Goncalo Amaral - 8 Dec 2015

Post by Get'emGonçalo on 08.12.15 10:31

Well done, Natasha! I'm sure Mr Amaral must know about this now thumbsup
avatar
Get'emGonçalo


Posts : 9450
Reputation : 4740
Join date : 2009-11-25
Location : parallel universe

http://gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Portugal Resident' newspaper makes sure British ex-pats know about the Daily Express apology re Goncalo Amaral - 8 Dec 2015

Post by pennylane on 08.12.15 10:52

Oh that is brilliant.  Way to go Tony, you are amazing!  clapping1

A stunningly good outcome, for a stunningly good deed! 

pennylane

Posts : 2756
Reputation : 1588
Join date : 2009-12-07

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Portugal Resident' newspaper makes sure British ex-pats know about the Daily Express apology re Goncalo Amaral - 8 Dec 2015

Post by Get'emGonçalo on 08.12.15 10:56

@pennylane wrote:Oh that is brilliant.  Way to go Tony, you are amazing!  clapping1

A stunningly good outcome, for a stunningly good deed! 
Love this bit:  "After a written campaign that involved countless emails, letters and negotiations, a man who himself has been the target of legal action by the parents of Madeleine McCann......"

Ain't that just the truth!

And thanks for the new thingy pennylane - I shall add it to the rest of them!
avatar
Get'emGonçalo


Posts : 9450
Reputation : 4740
Join date : 2009-11-25
Location : parallel universe

http://gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Portugal Resident' newspaper makes sure British ex-pats know about the Daily Express apology re Goncalo Amaral - 8 Dec 2015

Post by pennylane on 08.12.15 11:16

@Get'emGonçalo wrote:
@pennylane wrote:Oh that is brilliant.  Way to go Tony, you are amazing!  clapping1

A stunningly good outcome, for a stunningly good deed! 
Love this bit:  "After a written campaign that involved countless emails, letters and negotiations, a man who himself has been the target of legal action by the parents of Madeleine McCann......"

Ain't that just the truth!

And thanks for the new thingy pennylane - I shall add it to the rest of them!
Oh yes GeG airkiss  I loved that bit too, and never were truer words spoken!   roses

What a superb article by Natasha! thumbup


You're welcome to 'thingy,' he will love being here too xxx.

pennylane

Posts : 2756
Reputation : 1588
Join date : 2009-12-07

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum