Two days after slapping a six-month ban on the Financial Times for giving away embargoed report details, the Bank was forced to admit that it was they – and not the FT – who had broken the embargo. The offending article was an innocuous paragraph on global economic growth with figures from the Bank’s annual global development finance report. After the announcement of the ban, staff realised that they had placed the details on an open access part of the Bank’s website.
Bank blackball blunder
13 June 2005