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60 minutes clarifies broadcast

| The Examiner | Nov. 8, 2013, 2:42 p.m.

Channel Nine's 60 Minutes today clarified the broadcast date for a controversial story about the suicide of a Hobart teenager

The Examiner published a story today saying that the program had, "been pulled from going to air on Sunday night,'' after concerns were raised by psychologists about the potential for copy-cat incidents.

The Examiner's story was based on emailed answers from 60 Minutes executive producer Tom Malone at 4.40pm on Thursday, which read:

"At all times during the production of this story we have worked closely with The Mindframe National Media Initiative who have been liaising with us on behalf of two suicide prevention agencies, Headspace and Standby.

"On their request we have delayed the broadcast of this story by several weeks.''

Today, The Examiner was contacted by Channel Nine to say that the story had not been delayed and would, in fact, air on Sunday as advertised. 

If you need help or counselling contact Lifelink Samaritans 1300 364 566, Lifeline 131 114, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, MensLine Australia 1300 789 978, or the StandBy Response Service 24-hour number on 0408 133 884,   beyondblue 1300 224 636

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