February 20, 2009
PCC Chairman responds to critics
MST Report 'unbalanced and misleading'
Sir Christopher Meyer, the chairman of the Press Complaints Commision has called into question the validity of the recent Media Standards Trust report which heavily criticised the PCC.
In a letter to MST board member Anthony Salz, Meyer claimed that the report, A More Accountable Press, contained several inaccuracies and "did not appear to have been written by anyone with much understanding of self-regulation, or the relationship between the PCC and the law."
Whilst accepting that there was "room for improvement" at the PCC, Meyer questioned the quality and integrity of the report.
A MST spokesman said: "We are pleased to have kick-started a debate on the effectiveness of press self-regulation."