The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) a voluntary press organisation founded in 1953 with the aim of maintaining high standards of ethics in journalism for British printed newspapers and magazines which deals with complaints about the editorial content.
There are 16 codes of practice on which judgments are made are as follows to journalists: :
Accuracy Opportunity to reply Privacy Harassment Intrusion into grief or shock Children Children in sex cases Hospitals
Reporting of Crime Clandestine devices and subterfuge Victims of sexual assault Discrimination Financial journalism Confidential sources Witness payments in criminal trials Payment to criminals
I understood and aware the media regulations for my local newspaper before writing my article, whether what include or not. The importance of PCC and the Code of Practice they are added protection particularly vulnerable groups of people. The Code gives special protection to children, innocent relatives and friends of those convicted of crime, victims of sexual assault and patients being treated in hospital. It also includes rules on discrimination to protect individuals at risk of racial, religious, sexual or other forms of discrimination.