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Blogging 'not a free for all'

The Press Complaints Commission has for the first time upheld a complaint against comments that were made on a website by an internet blogger.

A reader complained after Rod Liddle, a former editor of the Today programme, wrote on the Spectator magazine website that the "overwhelming majority" of violent crime in London was carried out by young Afro-Caribbean men.

Stephen Abell, director of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC), explains the decision.


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