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UK media regulatory body the Press Complaints Commission ruled that the Essex Chronicle newspaper violated the PCC code of conduct when its reporter “entered the stroke unit of a hospital without ‘appropriate permission’ to carry out an interview,” reported.

According to, the newspaper argued that the reporter was “invited to the hospital by a patient’s parents,” but the hospital claims that he didn’t disclose to the hospital his presence as a reporter.

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