Tuesday 17 November 2009

Guardian editor quits PCC Code Committee

Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, has resigned from the Editors' Code Committee which oversees the voluntary code of journalists' ethics that underpins the work of the Press Complaints Commission.
This move follows last week's report by the PCC that the Guardian's allegations about phone-hacking at the News of the World had produced no evidence that the Commission was "materially misled" by the NoW or that the practice was "ongoing".
The Guardian said of the PCC in a statement: "This complacent report shows that the PCC does not have the ability, the budget or the procedures to conduct its own investigations."
The PCC's Code Committee has 13 members, made up of newspaper and magazine editors, and is chaired by the Daily Mail editor-in-chief, Paul Dacre.

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