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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.

Most complaints are resolved directly by editors to the satisfaction of those complaining. ISPO adjudicates formally on the remainder, with all critical adjudications published in full by the publications involved.

We aim to cover all IPSO adjudications on HoldtheFrontPage, and you will find them here.

A summary of complaints in this quarter

Complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during October, November & December 2001 Outside the commission’s remit: 125Disallowed on grounds of unjustifiable delay: 36No case under the Code: 228Third-party complaints: 34Complaints resolved directly and otherwise not pursued: 396Adjudicated: 11Upheld:

The latest PCC news

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during January 2002 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants.

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Page 2 of 2 The couple also complained that the articles contained distorted and prejudicial material in breach of the clauses on accuracy and discrimination. They also claimed to have been harassed by reporters from the papers. The PCC said:

Writing "safe" stories on Islam

The Press Complaints Commission has praised the standard of most newspaper reporting about issues covering Islam, after the September 11 terrorist attacks in America. But it has issued a reminder to editors after receiving several complaints from Muslims and other

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Complaints under Clauses 3, 6, 9, 11: Messrs Pannone and Partners of Manchester complained on behalf of Michaelangelo and Rina Attard that photographs taken of them and their daughter and their subsequent publication in the Manchester Evening News on June

News & Star, Carlisle

April, May & June 2001 Adjudication of a complaint against the News & Star, Carlisle Complaints under Clauses 1, 5: North Cumbria Local Medical Committee complained to the Press Complaints Commission with the signed authority of Mrs Catriona Thornhill that

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during July, August & September 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff,

A summary of complaints in this quarter

Complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during July, August & September 2001 Outside the commission’s remit: 84Disallowed on grounds of unjustifiable delay: 38No case under the Code: 208Third-party complaints: 30Complaints resolved directly and otherwise not pursued: 284Adjudicated: 10Upheld:

Regional press complaints resolved

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during Autumn 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants.

Evening Express and P&J were "wrong" to identify child – PCC

The Aberdeen Evening Express and the Press & Journal have been rapped for identifying a schoolboy suspected of having tuberculosis. The Press Complaints Commission told both newspapers that their articles were an unnecessary intrusion into his private life – and

A summary of complaints in this quarter

Complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during January, February and March, 2001 Outside the commission’s remit: 97Disallowed on grounds of unjustifiable delay: 33No case under the Code: 145 Third-party complaints: 29Complaints resolved directly and otherwise not pursued: 214

Wirral Champion

January, February and March 2001 Adjudication of a complaint against the Wirral Champion Complaints under Clause 1: Mr J E Thomas of Neston in Cheshire complained that Wirral Champion magazine had misled, and continued to mislead, readers by failing to

Editor must report to Commission after Code breaches

An editor has been told to report to the Press Complaints Commission after a series of breaches of the Code of Conduct in his newspaper. The head teacher and chair of governors at Salusbury Primary School complained after a reporter

Glasgow Evening Times

April, May & June 2001 Adjudication of a complaint against the Glasgow Evening Times Complaints under Clauses 1, 5: Mrs Sheena Glass of Old Kilpatrick complained on behalf of her daughter-in-law that an article published in the Glasgow Evening Times

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during April, May and June 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the

Evening News hails "major victory for press freedom"

People who sell their stories to the press cannot expect an automatic right to future privacy, the Press Complaints Commission has warned. The body made the statement after rejecting three out of four complaints made against the Manchester Evening News