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Having refused to meet Hacked Off, Sir Hayden Phillips, the man in charge of appointments to the big press groups’ planned son-of-PCC, now wants to opt out of email correspondence with Hacked Off and victims of press abuses.
With the sad news of the death of television personality Charlotte Dawson over the weekend, I repost this commentary I wrote for The Australian in September, 2012… 679 more words
If you complain to the Press Complaints Commission (soon to be rebranded as IPSO), one of the least likely consequences is that the Commissioners will adjudicate on the question of whether you are right and the Code has been breached, and if so what the paper should do to make amends.
For 65 years, newspapers in Britain have run a system grandly known as self-regulation. It is little more than a complaints-handling service. The current body, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has – like its predecessors – lost public confidence for failing to hold newspapers accountable to their own standards.