|PCC Newsletter June 2010
Interview with Stephen Abell, PCC Director
Stephen Abell took over as Director of the PCC in December 2009. In this interview, he sets out his vision for the PCC as a public service and explains how the organisation is planning to get this message across.
New polling research debunks a few myths
You may have heard claims that the PCC is too close to the press, or that it lacks teeth. But recent polling of public attitudes actually demonstrates a higher rate of approval for the way we work than you might think. This article discusses the key findings from that research, including public attitudes towards the PCC's proactive work.
Privacy, public interest and social networking
In the last two years, the PCC has been at the forefront of examining how the rise of social networking online has impacted on traditional notions of privacy. This update article highlights some cases recently adjudicated by the Commission and sets out the key questions journalists must ask themselves when considering whether to use material published on such sites.
Annual Review and new stats
Our recently-published Annual Review for 2009 presented things a little differently to usual. We wanted to be much more open about what and how we operate, with a particular focus on better explaining our complaints statistics. Here we draw attention to some of the key facts and figures which we hope will shine a light on our work.