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Press complaints time limit is extended

The Press Complaints Commission has extended the time limit in which it will accept complaints from one to two months. The press watchdog announced the change following the first report of the Charter Compliance Panel, which audits the PCC’s standards

Complaint over court story thrown out by watchdog

A weekly newspaper has been cleared of inaccuracy in a court report detailing a dispute between an IT expert and the telephone directory company Yell. The IT man complained to the Press Complaints Commission claiming the Kidderminster Shuttle article was

Media charity claims PCC is failing to satisfy the public

The Press Complaints Commission has come under attack from an organisation that says the people who use it are far from satisfied. Media ethics charity MediaWise has conducted a survey with results that are at odds with the PCC’s own

Naming tuberculosis teacher 'did not break press rules'

A teacher who claimed that a regional newspaper invaded her privacy by naming her while she was ill has had her complaint thrown out by the press watchdog. The Press Complaints Commission said that in this case it had been

Watchdog warns editors on people accused of crime

Editors are being warned to stick to their agreed Code of Practice when reporting on people accused of crime. The Press Complaints Commission has published a new guidance note on the reporting of people accused of crime. The note brings

'Code suggestions ignored', claims PressWise Trust

An independent media ethics charity has branded the new Code of Practice for editors as little more than “the same warmed-over gruel of pious promises”. The PressWise Trust, which made a 15-page submission to the Press Complaints Commission last month,

'Public event' photo did not break the rules

A photo taken at a party and then published in a local newspaper did not break privacy guidelines – as photographers had been invited to the event. The Press Complaints Commission received a complaint from the man in the picture,

Media expert appointed to Press Complaints Commission

The Press Complaints Commission has announced the appointment of Eve Salomon as a new lay member. Eve, a solicitor who has held senior positions at the Radio Authority and the Independent Television Commission, as well as having been the interim

PCC initiative heads for Edinburgh

The Press Complaints Commission is to hold an open day in Edinburgh as part of an initiative to increase awareness of its services. The event will be held at the Balmoral Hotel on Thursday, May 13, and follows a similar

Press complaints jump by 39 per cent

The Press Complaints Commission saw a 39 per cent jump in the number of complaints that it received last year compared with 2002. There were 3,649 complaints made – up from 2,630 the year before. Among those complaints was a

Survey shows complaints body in good form

The Press Complaints Commission has carried out a survey to examine its work and accessibility. As we revealed in November, the Commission has seen complaints up by 39 per cent year on year from 2002 to 2003 – but despite

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

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

PCC says Gazette did break code in 'new home' article

The Islington Gazette has been rapped for revealing details of singer Ms Dynamite’s new home address. The newspaper pictured her “dream house” but the star claimed the item invaded her privacy. The Press Complaints Commission agreed with Ms Dynamite –