Tuesday, 19 January 2010
The PCC Submission
This blog post is all about calling the Press Complaints Commission (hereby referred to as the PCC) to account and thus, our press to account. This is an invite to all of my readers to join me in this noble venture established by Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads.
The thrust of it is a request from me to you (that is if you agree, I'll not twist your bloody arm that our press is in a fair bit of a mess) to sign the following petition, which for all you hotlink phobics is also listed here in it's full and glorious form... http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/pcc/
Now, this is much more than a petition; it is a group submission to the Editors' Code of Practice Committee for their annual review of the PCC's Editors' Code of Practice, and it allows anyone who endorses it to add a suggestion of their own (or more, if you wish). In other words, it is a petition that (a) is pretty much guaranteed a group response, and (b) warrants/enables individual responses, too.
Now, Tim has more info right bloody here, as well as a very smart video here and the petition itself has a full breakdown of what we are suggesting, so you can either approve of it, or not.
Aside from that, if you do agree with our cause, then of course do what I've done (and many others) and blog about it, if you want a press that is more accountable and quite frankly, a hell of a lot better than the rabble we have now.
Thanks for reading.