Ian Paces much awaited second installment about Colin Tucker, Fiona Woolf, the Scottish Magic Circle and more
[Continued from Part 1]
The Herald, February 21st, 1996
James Mckillop, ‘Journalist receives Fettesgate apology’
SCOTTISH journalist and broadcaster Duncan Campbell has broken new ground by winning an apology from the Broadcasting Complaints Commission over a Channel 4 documentary on the so-called Fettesgate scandal.
The Scotsman newspaper will be asked to carry the apology tomorrow over its role in publishing some of the attack on the award-winning reporter.
A break-in at Lothian Police headquarters was a legitimate ground for journalistic investigation.
In doing so Mr Campbell reported the activities of criminal Derek Donaldson and as a consequence was seriously beaten up. Donaldson went to jail for the attack.
Nevertheless, Donaldson appealed to the BCC that Mr Campbell had been unfair to him and had infringed his privacy. The BCC upheld that complaint.
Campaigning journalist Campbell wrote an article in Broadcast magazine defending his role. Incensed, the BCC’s secretary…
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