PCC accepts reform recommendations

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The Press Complaints Commission has said it will make nearly all the changes recommended by this year’s Governance Review of the organisation.

The  PCC said that it will follow recommendations to create greater transparency of its dealings, work closer with editors on training in the wake of complaints and ensure apologies are published more prominently.

The PCC said however that it would not follow recommendations to strengthen the powers of the Charter Commissioner – who will soon be renamed ‘Independent Reviewer’.

The review said : “The commission does not believe a role should be created by which the decision of seventeen people could be overturned by one. It believes the purpose of the Independent Reviewer is to ensure that the process by which a complaint has been considered is proper and accountable.”

See here for our analysis of the original Independent Governance Review.

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