FHM said it received approximately 1, photographs for publication each week from or on behalf of women posing topless or in lingerie. The photograph was submitted by the person with whom the girl was in a cohabiting relationship. FHM made no further enquiries beyond this but said it has since introduced new measures to ensure the situation would not happen again. FHM also confirmed that the image will not appear again and offered to write a private letter of apology to the complainant. It should have been much quicker to recognise the damage that publication would have caused the girl, and offered to publish an apology or take other steps to remedy the situation to the satisfaction of the complainant. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Leave this field empty. All Sections View and post jobs in journalism. FiveLive under fire for Madeleine McCann phone-in.
FHM has been censured by the Press Complaints Commission after it published a topless photo of a year-old girl without her consent. The PCC said the photograph, included in a gallery of mobile phone snapshots, was a "serious intrusion" into the girl's privacy and had a "significant effect" on her emotionally and at school. Moreover, the commission added that the Emap men's magazine's failure to respond more quickly to the complaint "aggravated what was a significant breach" of its code of practice. They said the photo was taken in when their daughter was FHM said it received around 1, photos of women either topless or wearing lingerie for publication each week. It added that it was "extremely surprised" to learn that the girl was 14 "as she certainly appeared to be older", the PCC reported in its ruling today. The PCC said the publication of the photo was a "serious intrusion" into the girl's private life. A spokesman for FHM said: "Naturally we regret any distress caused to either the girl or her parents by the publication of this picture. When the picture - a posed, topless shot - was submitted to us for publication it appeared to be of a much older girl taken by a male friend. The information with which we were provided also suggested this was the case.
Search Search. Menu Sections. The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint against the magazine FHM for publishing a topless photograph of a year-old girl without consent. T he girl's parents said the publication of the photo, taken in , was a serious breach of her privacy. The Press Complaints Commission said that publishing the picture, sent in by her boyfriend, was a significant breach of its guidelines.
It upheld a complaint by her parents after the picture appeared in a gallery of mobile phone pictures sent in by readers in the magazine's April edition. The PCC said the decision to publish the image of the girl without adequately establishing consent represented a serious intrusion into her private life. In its ruling the PCC said: "It should have been much quicker to recognise the damage that publication would have caused the girl, and offered to publish an apology or take other steps to remedy the situation.
FHM said it had been informed that the girl was in a relationship with the person who submitted the photo and had made no further enquiries. The lads' mag said it receives photographs each week from, or on behalf of, women posing topless or in underwear.
It said the teenager looked older than 14 and had no reason to believe the image was taken without consent. A website that asks viewers to rate a woman's body would hardly be a new phenomenon in the voyeuristic world of the lads' magazine market. Facebook Twitter Email Whatsapp. July 03 PM. Facebook Twitter Email. A spokesman for FHM said: "We regret any distress caused to either the girl or her parents.
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