CIPR comments on closure of press complaints commission
Continuity is essential in the transitional arrangements following the closure of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC), according to the CIPR. Furthermore the new regulatory structure that replaces the PCC must actively build public trust.
Commenting, Jane Wilson, CIPR CEO said:
The PCC has been unable to maintain public confidence in recent years, mainly due to the unwillingness of some titles to submit to industry self-regulation and questions regarding its effectiveness as a deterrent to poor professional conduct, including those concerns raised at the Leveson inquiry. The transitional arrangements must provide continuity and the regulatory regime that follows it should be one that actively rebuilds public trust in the professional standards of UK journalism but does not cross the line into Government control of media.
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