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UK print regulatory body the Press Complaints Commission ruled that Scottish newspapers the Wishaw Press and Hamilton Advertiser broke the PCC’s code of conduct by publishing a picture of a 13-year-old girl and naming her in an article, Journalism.co.uk reported.

The girl is the granddaughter of a Scottish Parliament member, John PentlandAccording to Journalism.co.uk, the articles alleged that a local government council paid for her taxi use. While the newspapers noted “her father had commented in the story, leading them to believe that it would not be a problem to publish the photo,” the PCC argued that the newspapers could have reported the story without naming the girl.

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