The Need for Reform: MST publishes report on press self-regulation

‘A More Accountable Press’, published today by the Media Standards Trust, finds that the existing system of press self-regulation, as currently constituted, is unable to deal with the serious and growing threats to press standards and press freedom.

The report, published in consultation with an independent group of 12 leading figures from the press and civil society, found that the current system is insufficiently effective, largely unaccountable, opaque, and failing to reflect the radically changed media environment.

Research commisioned for the report and conducted by YouGov also found increased public support for government intervention in the press as a result of falling levels of trust.

To read more, including the report itself, and to find out how to contribute to the second stage of the report, click here: A More Accountable Press – Part 1 (.pdf)