The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) is an independent body which administers the system of self-regulation for the press. It does so primarily by dealing with complaints, framed within the terms of the Editors' Code of Practice, about the editorial content of newspapers and magazines (and their websites, including editorial audio-visual material) and the conduct of journalists. It can also assist individuals by representing their interests to editors in advance of an article about them being published.

In the following 'Perspectives' website, we have sought to show the relevance of the PCC to all sorts of people across society, from ordinary members of the public to celebrities. Rather than write in our own words about what we do, we have chosen to hand that task over to those who know us best, and asked them to give their own views about us. We hope you willenjoy reading the range of opinions that appear here, which we hope will bring our work to life.

In order to provide some context to the perspectives, we have included responses from the PCC throughout, which give information about our work in a particular area.