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I am promoting it is as a fresh start from a new body
Lord Hunt, chairman, Press Complaints Commission
Newspapers and magazines will have to produce an annual report of their standards of journalism under plans for a new regulatory body.
The move is part of sweeping changes to the regulation of the Press to be proposed by Lord Hunt, chairman of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) since October.
Hunt wants the new regulator’s industry code of practice to be removed from the oversight of newspaper editors. At the PCC, the code is kept under review by a special committee of editors, which is chaired by Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail and editor-in-chief at Associated Newspapers, which also publishes the Mail on Sunday.