PCC calls for submissions to governance review

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has opened the doors to its governance review, announced in August.

The review, which will be conducted by an independent panel, will look at the commission’s:

  • Board structure
  • Appointments commission
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Constitution

The closing date for submissions, which can be made in writing to governancereview [at] pcc.org.uk, is 25 January 2010.

The PCC has been heavily criticised this week for its conclusions in its inquiry into phone hacking allegations at News Group Newspapers. Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said the commission after its report, which said there was no evidence to support allegations of ongoing phone hacking at the News of the World despite last summer’s Guardian reports, was ‘worse than pointless’; while Geoffrey Robertson QC suggested that editors ‘with any integrity’ would withdraw from the code committee.

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