A More Accountable Press

‘A More Accountable Press’, a major review of press self-regulation produced by the Media Standards Trust in consultation with a group made up of 12 leading figures from journalism and civil society, was published on Monday 9th February 2009.

The report found that the existing system of press self-regulation, as then constituted, was unable to deal with the serious and growing threats to press standards and press freedom. The system was insufficiently effective, largely unaccountable, opaque, and failed to reflect the radically changed media environment.