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New body to keep an eye on press watchdog

A new panel has been created to place the work of the Press Complaints Commission under the microscope. The members of the panel will scrutinise PCC work, including the way it handles complaints. It is the first step in the

PCC chief stepping down to help Tories' spin

Press Complaints Commission director Guy Black is to leave the newspaper watchdog group in the New Year to become press secretary to the Conservative party leader Michael Howard. He has been director since summer 1996 and the deputy director, Tim

PCC plans more open days after first event's success

The Press Complaints Commission has said it plans to hold two further open days next year, following the success of its first event in Manchester on Tuesday. The press watchdog hosted its first ever open day at Manchester Art Gallery

New press watchdog role to increase accountability

The Press Complaints Commission wants to take a closer look at the way it does its job – and is planning to create a ‘charter commissioner’ to do just that. The new appointment will add an extra layer of scrutiny

"Battle-cry" forms heart of new logo

The Press Complaints Commission has launched a new logo to highlight the watchdog group’s aims and functions. It will be used in all Commission literature and on its website. It is aimed at customers to push the message that the

More than 1,000 apply for PCC role

More than 1,000 people would like to become the Press Complaints Commission’s new lay commissioner. The Commission is in the process of sifting through the applications, which have come from hopefuls from all walks of life. It is looking for

PCC plans open day

The Press Complaints Commission is to hold its first open day in a bid to raise its profile among the public. It is hoped the event, which will be held at Manchester Art Gallery on Tuesday, November 25, will be

MPs call for the press to be better regulated

The Government is being urged to introduce a new privacy law as part of new safeguards against media intrusion. A report published by the culture, media and sport committee, recommendeds that the Government introduces new laws “to clarify the protection

Press watchdog chairman on fact-finding mission to Archant HQ

Editors and executives from the Archant publishing group met Press Complaints Commission chairman Sir Christopher Meyer when he visited the company’s Norwich headquarters on a fact-finding mission. Sir Christopher spoke to editors about various ethical aspects of theCommission’s code of

New chairman shares his ideas for the future

The Press Complaints Commission’s new chairman has spoken of his commitment to the self-regulation of the press and of his ideas of how best to build on the commission’s work. During a speech at the Newspaper Society’s Annual General Meeting,

Scottish press to have "key role" in evolution of PCC

The Press Complaints Commission’s chairman has spoken of the important role Scottish newspapers play in the system of self-regulation and how they will have a “key role” in the evolution of the PCC. During a meeting of the Scottish Newspaper

New chairman takes up his post

Sir Christopher Meyer has taken up his post as the new chairman of the Press Complaints Commission. A former press secretary to John Major, he has a distinguished diplomatic background and was most recently ambassador to the United States. His

Meyer poised for watchdog role

A diplomat is to take over as chairman of the Press Complaints Commission. Sir Christopher Meyer, the British ambassador to Washington, will take on the role vacated by Lord Wakeham who stepped aside because of his involvement in the Enron

Prize-winning news staff celebrate

Newspaper staff from across the country have been celebrating after scooping prizes at Johnston Press’s annual awards night. The event was part of the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference, and saw the Yorkshire Evening Post crowned Johnston Press