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The Press Complaints Commission is an independent organisation set up in 1991 to ensure that British newspapers and magazines follow the letter and spirit of an ethical Code of Practice dealing with issues such as inaccuracy, privacy, misrepresentation and harassment. Most complaints are resolved directly by editors to the satisfaction of those complaining. The Commission adjudicates formally on the remainder, with all critical adjudications published in full by the publications involved. Here you will find some useful links along with all our stories about PCCc cases.

February 20, 2014

Daily apologises over ‘inaccurate’ Facebook post story

Newspaper issues correction and apology after PCC complaint

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February 19, 2014

Complaint over daily’s coverage of suicide case rejected

Watchdog ruled inquest report did not contain excessive detail

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December 12, 2013

Weekly apologises for publishing photo of attack victim

Picture used by title showed injured man being treated by paramedics

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November 27, 2013

Weekly rapped for using pupil’s photo with ‘porn’ story

PCC rules against newspaper over use of child’s image

November 22, 2013

Newspapers issue clarifications over court report

Victim complained to PCC over story

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November 1, 2013

Paper rapped for identifying sister of convicted murderer

PCC ruled weekly had harassed woman

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October 21, 2013

Watchdog rejects breach of confidentiality claim against regional daily

Man claimed personal details were published without consent

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October 18, 2013

Funnies file: Weekly happy to set the ‘record’ straight

Railway station challenge record keeps PCC on their toes

October 7, 2013

Press photographer challenged by police at crime scene

Officer threatened to take pictures off snapper

September 25, 2013

Councillor attempts to gag local news website

Newswire describes councillor as ‘local funny man’.

September 23, 2013

Police chief apologises over ‘slur’ on weekly newspaper

Investigation labels officer ‘unprofessional’ after press challenge

September 9, 2013

Paper apologises to MP over Murray knighthood story

Latest adjudications on PCC cases involving regional papers

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September 2, 2013

Weekly apologies to florist over Taleban claim

Plus round-up of PCC cases involving regional newspapers

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July 15, 2013

Newspaper apologises to MP in blood testing row

Plus: Other recently resolved PCC cases

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July 10, 2013

Watchdog rejects complaints against Scottish dailies

Photograph posted on Facebook appeared in print

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July 3, 2013

London weekly rapped over coverage of rape case

Watchdog issues critical ruling against Newsquest title

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