PCC year at a glance
We have decided to put together a 'year at a glance' feature, as a means of showing the range of work undertaken by the PCC over the course of last year. We hope that this will show the different working parts of the organisation in action, which can only be a good thing.
It is, however, important to remember that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather a representative selection of the areas in which the PCC operates. Over the course of each month, there will be hundreds of complaints dealt with, and countless examples of advice given to editors, or proactive approaches to vulnerable people, or requests to prevent harassment by journalists.
For example, each month the PCC will send a number of advisory notes across the whole industry. These will generally serve two functions: preventing the harassment of individuals, by asking newspapers and magazines not to contact them; and representing complainants with concerns about the publication of intrusive material. We have included a few representative examples here.
There is also a full programme of conference speaking and training seminars (for working journalists and students), and there are hundreds of direct meetings with interested parties. It would be an arduous task to read through an account of all the work completed in a year, so we have offered a sample instead.
So we hope this album of selected snapshots will be a useful guide to the Press Complaints Commission and what it did in 2010. If you are interested in fi nding out more about our work, you can sign up to our mailing list, or follow us on Twitter at @UKPCC.