Can independent self-regulation keep standards high and preserve press freedom?

Following the MST’s critical report, ‘A More Accountable Press’, published in February 2009, the incoming chair of the Press Complaints Commission, Baroness Buscombe, announced an independent governance review of the PCC in August 2009. The MST, having originally planned to write a second report featuring constructive suggestions for the reform of UK press self-regulation, welcomed the chance to contribute to the PCC review instead.

The MST’s 28 recommendations took the form of a report published on Monday 25th January 2010, called Can independent self-regulation keep standards high and preserve press freedom? The report included the results of a survey conducted by Ispsos-MORI.