PCC gets pass marks from public

THE general public appear to think the current system of press regulation could not be improved much more than it already is, according to a poll.

A survey, conducted by MORI about the work of the Press Complaints Commission, not only found a high number of people are aware of the regulatory authority, its constitution – mostly lay members, a minority comprising editors – and was four times the most favoured option against all others.

The majority of respondents also preferred a fast resolution to a complaint through a correction or apology to a system involving fines.

Furthermore, they wanted complaints to be treated quickly, at no cost and independently.

Says the PCC: “This chimes with the PCC’s motto of being fast, free and fair.”

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