Monday, June 7, 2010

Update: Facts toasted in Rio Roast

ABC have replied to a follow up inquiry we made in April about its toasted Rio Roast story. We asked ABC if they would be running AFP's amended story. ABC replied in the negative, noting the story had been removed from its website.
AFP did indeed end up providing a correction with the following editor's note added to its story...
Editor's note (April 12 2010): The headline of the article was changed from "32 killed as heatwave roasts Rio", also a sentence was removed in which an incorrect temperature for Rio de Janeiro was recorded.

A copy of AFP's amended article can be found HERE.

Here's ABCs reply, received 2 June 2010:
Thank you for your email of 13 April. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding.
In respect to your question, ABC News have advised that they will not be running the AFP amended story about the heatwave in Rio given that the original story was published a considerable time ago. As noted in my previous response, the original story has been removed from the ABC's website.
Yours sincerely
Audience & Consumer Affairs

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