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The Press Complaints Commission was set up in 1991 to ensure that British newspapers and magazines follow the letter and spirit of the Editor’s Code of Practice which deals with ethical issues such as inaccuracy, privacy, misrepresentation and harassment. The PCC was replaced by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) in 2014.
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Teenage bride claimed privacy intrusion
Dad also objected to use of “stepfather” to refer to child’s mum’s new partner
Man claimed weekly should have highlighted risks in piece
Readers had named mother after story link posted on Facebook
Guidelines also brought to help journalists covering such events
Benson hits out at “murky maelstrom of fake news, propaganda and manipulation”
Woman claimed members of local community had discovered identity
Press watchdog throws out restaurateur’s complaint
Newspaper had reported spate of deaths at local campus
Former pub owner complained over story’s accuracy
Watchdog rules consent of woman’s partner did not count as “parental”
Convict claimed publication of partial address put her at risk from gangs
Singer was mentioned in application for reporting restriction
Complaint by man convicted of assaulting ex-girlfriend rejected
Newspaper contacted security firm owner after request to desist