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Public Editor: Why The Globe isn’t naming Amanda Berry’s daughter

While other media are using the name of Amanda Berry's daughter, The Globe and Mail will make every effort not to do so. The paper and website will refer to her age, but not her name. Managing Editor Elena Cherney believes it is not necessary to use her name to tell the story of the captive women in Ohio and that a child deserves a fair chance to live her life. There is no question that children and others who are vulnerable should be treated with great care.

Cleveland police told the media on Wednesday morning that the family has requested the child not be named, even as at least one U.S. television network was doing so.

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