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Print media regulation

  1. 1. 1. Self Regulation2. Statuary Regulation
  2. 2. Self Regulation is implemented through PPC (Press ComplaintCommission): which is an independent body, which is madeup and sponsored by the press industry. PCC has its own codeof practice, also its Editors and owners (gate keepers).PCC CODE OF PRACTICE- Accuracy- The right to reply for individual that are written about- The need to distinguish clearly between comment and facts- Private and harassment- Cheque- book journalism- Intrusion in to grief or shock- Identifying relatives and friends of convicted individuals- The reporting of issues relating to children- Use of clandestine, means to obtain information- The definition of the public interest
  3. 3. Statuary regulation is implemented through the Laws and Acts. Statuary Regulation - The Official Secrets Act - Libel & Defamation Laws - Contempt Of Court - Anti Terrorist Act - Data Protection Act - Obscene Publication Act - Blasphemy Act - Racial & Religious Hatred Act We live in a Democratic society, the press is considered to be a forth estate, working as a watchdog, holding the powerful into account.

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