Magazines regulation 1980s 1980’s there were a number of public complaints about perceived excesses in the British press and the British Government responded by setting up a public enquiry into press regulation which reported in 1990. The enquiry recommended the establishment of a new voluntary body to regulate the press. (to replace an existing body widely seen as discredited and ineffective) which would be given a limited time to prove its efficacy. order to avoid the creation of a statutory council, a committee of editors of various press organs met and set up the Press Complaints Commission in early 1991. media; regulation in the united kingdomthe print media is essentially self-regulating. There was no statutory Press Council and no statutory complaints body and no requirement. Also the journalists be registered or belong to any particular association.
PPC (the Press Complaints Commission) The PCC is an independent self-regulatory body which deals with complaints about the editorial content of newspapers and magazines (and their websites). We keep industry standards high by training journalists and editors, and work pro-actively behind the scenes to prevent harassment and media intrusion. We can provide pre-publication advice to journalists and the public and have published advice on dealing with media attention after a death. the PCC were to set high standards for the practice of press journalism, to disseminate and promote those standards, including through the training of journalists, to receive complaints against press organs and adjudicate on them. The PCC began receiving complaints and issuing guidelines on specific matters almost immediately and has continued to do so to the present day.