Financial Mail Publishes Apology for Plagiarism

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The Financial Mail has appended an apology to an article accused of plagiarism. (Credit: Financial Mail, screenshot, highlight added)

iMediaEthics wrote in early October about accusations of plagiarism against South Africa’s Financial Mail.  The newspaper issued an apology for the plagiarism in print earlier this month, but the Financial Mail didn’t publish its apology online — even though the story in question is on the newspaper’s website.

At the time, Brendan Borrell, who wrote the article that was plagiarized, told iMediaEthics that while he was “pleased with the response of the Financial Mail,” he would “like to see the apology” online.

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deputy editor Max Gebhardt told iMediaEthics in an Oct. 18 e-mail that in response to Borrell’s comment, the newspaper has since published its apology online and appended it to the article in question (see here).

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