Paris Jackson: How the PCC is still a ‘toothless poodle’

The Editors' Code is the benchmark set by the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) for the ethical standards that the press are supposed to follow, protecting both the rights of the individual and the public's right to know.

The Press Complaints Commission Editors’ Code of Practice states in article 6.v that:

Editors must not use the fame, notoriety or position of a parent or guardian as sole justification for publishing details of a child’s private life.’

So how, then, have today’s papers treated the news that the daughter of the late singer Michael Jackson has apparently attempted suicide?

How do you think?

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The Editors’ Code is supposed to be the benchmark set by the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) for the ethical standards that the press are supposed to follow, protecting both the rights of the individual and the public’s right to know.

Considering the blatant way in which the press have once again ignored the code, the PCC appears to be living up to the name Ed Miliband gave it in 2011: a “toothless poodle”.

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