MEDIA
01/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UK Couple Blames CNN For Putting Them In Danger In Mumbai... UPDATE with CORRECTION

Update 12/8/08:

The UK's Press Association released this statement on 12/01/08:

With reference to our story TERROR India Appeal, which ran on Friday November 28 at 1750 (MEDIA PUT US AT RISK, CLAIM MUMBAI BRITONS), Press Association would like to make clear that the interviewee's allegations that CNN broadcast details compromising her and her husband's safety have since been clarified by the interviewee's husband to Press Association as "not valid".

CNN released a statement refuting this story on 11/30/08:

This story is not true. CNN has been told by Lynne Shaw that the accusations reported to have been made by her in the UK Press Association story are not accurate. She has no issue with CNN. The alleged broadcast never happened and CNN at no time compromised her or the safety of her husband as reported.

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A SOUTH Wales couple caught in the Mumbai terror attacks claimed last night that CNN put their lives at risk by broadcasting where they were.

Lynne and Kenneth Shaw, of Penarth, warned that terrorists were listening in to the media to pinpoint Western victims.

Mrs Shaw claimed the American cable TV channel had broadcast details of where they were at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

She has appealed to the media to be careful with the information it broadcasts because safety could be compromised and lives lost.


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