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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.

August 26, 2011

Newspaper’s hospital interview was in breach of editor’s code

Reporter at weekly title interviewed attack victim in stroke unit

August 19, 2011

Parents complained about newspaper’s inquest report

Article headline suggested daughter was ‘cannabis junkie’

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August 15, 2011

New PCC chair must be independent of industry

Criteria for PCC chairman job is set out

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August 5, 2011

Public thumbs-up for under-threat press watchdog

Majority of people happy with PCC says survey

July 29, 2011

Baroness Buscombe quits as PCC chairman

Watchdog faced growing criticism over handling of affair

July 22, 2011

Regional editor launches bid to save press watchdog

Watchdog ‘does a good job for industry’ says news chief

July 21, 2011

Welsh weekly rapped for child privacy intrusion

PCC upholds parents’ complaint over taxi service report

July 13, 2011

Cameron promises “new regulatory regime” for press

Statement casts further doubt over future of PCC

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July 13, 2011

Follow-up resolves complaint against regional daily

Councillor complained to the PCC about expenses article

July 11, 2011

Weekly newspaper slammed for “appalling” error

PCC writes to Sly Bailey over newspaper’s ‘catastrophic failure’

July 8, 2011

‘Toothless’ watchdog faces axe over phone-hacking scandal

Cameron and Miliband at one over fate of watchdog

June 24, 2011

Scottish weekly’s apology over court report

Newspaper will change procedures following complaint

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June 14, 2011

Grieving families ‘should appoint media officers’

Leaflet advises grieving families on how to deal with press

June 7, 2011

PCC upholds complaint from sex victim’s mum

Report led to victim being taunted

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May 24, 2011

PCC: ‘We’d have gagged press over Giggs’

Watchdog claims leak could have been avoided

May 17, 2011

More than 7,000 complaints made to press watchdog

A third of cases involved regional newspapers

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