Corrections and clarifications

 An opinion piece, from a victim of sex trafficking, published under a pseudonym on the Guardian’s Comment is free (Cif) site did not give an accurate account of articles by Nick Davies about sex trafficking, which were also published by the Guardian. Nick Davies did not say or suggest that sex trafficking does not exist. His front page story, on 20 October, reported that a police investigation, Operation Pentameter Two, did not result in the conviction of anyone who had forced women into prostitution, but acknowledged that other investigations had done so. His story on page 6 the same day examined definitions of sex trafficking and figures put forward in studies, in parliament and in the media about the number of women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation. The opinion piece on Cif was wrong to suggest that he is either indifferent to, or tries to hide facts about, sex trafficking (Trafficking is no myth – I endured it, 23 October,

•  A panel accompanying a piece about a theatre dispute referred to John Osborne’s dislike of the critics, and mentioned that Nicholas de Jongh was barred from the playwright’s funeral (When theatre-makers fight back, 28 November, page 3). From Nicholas de Jongh, a clarification: it was the London memorial service, a few months after the funeral, from which he and a few others were barred.

• ”From April 2010 people who produce surplus energy will be able to sell it back to the grid,” a supplement said (Why retrofit? 7 November, page 3, Green your home). In fact, this has been possible for some time. The supplement was referring to a government plan aimed at widening the practice and setting new payment levels from April next year for electricity produced from technologies such as solar panels or wind turbines.


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