The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

I accept -- I accept that the PCC, as it was constituted, couldn't deal with press standards and wasn't dealing with it. I've now accepted that in the light of what we've learnt, I think it would be for the good of the industry to have another body sitting alongside the PCC to deal with standards. I said in my presentation I thought this could be run by some kind of ombudsman figure, advised by senior retired editors, and they should have the power to look into malfeasance, abuses of standards, it should have the powers to call editors and journalists and impose some kind of sanctions.

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