PCC Watch is maintained by the Media Standards Trust, a registered charity committed to improving the quality, transparency and accountability of the press on behalf of the public.
The Media Standards Trust published a critique of the current system of press self-regulation in February 2009. It then brought forward detailed recommendations for reform of the current system, as its contribution to the PCC’s governance review, in spring 2010.
PCC Watch is intended to provide regular scrutiny of the work of the PCC and press self-regulation. Whilst other websites, such as Media Guardian and journalism.co.uk also cover the PCC, they do not have the same focus or perspective. PCC Watch is rooted in the principles set out in the MST’s research and will endeavour to be objective. Each blogpost is categorised according to whether it is in praise of the PCC, criticism or merely highlighting its challenge. You can judge for yourself.