Definition of the Press Complaints Commission from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Press Complaints Commission

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a British organization formed in 1991 to deal with complaints about the behaviour of the press, especially its attempts to find out about people's private lives. It replaced a similar organization, the Press Council. The work of the Commission is paid for by the press and it acts according to principles established by newspaper editors. There is discussion about whether it should be replaced by an independent organization.