Press Recognition Panel seeks press regulation feedback from the public, journalists, academics, and campaigners

The Royal Charter-launched Press Recognition Panel (PRP) is courting the opinion of the public and media specialists as it looks to gather feedback to measure its effectiveness.

The group also considers applications from potential regulators, with it noting that press watchdog Ipso does not carry its recognition.

The PRP, an independent body tasked with ensuring press regulators are “independent, properly funded and able to protect the public” is lobbying the industry for feedback on how the recognition service has fared in its goals.

David Wolfe, chair of the Press Recognition Panel, said: “Last year the Press Recognition Panel consulted on how we intended to consider applications for recognition from regulators, and we subsequently put in place a system of regulatory oversight, as required by the Royal Charter. The Charter now requires us to report on the extent to which the recognition system is achieving its aims. In doing this, we are keen to understand the views of others.

“I hope that people will take the time to share information and opinions with us.”

The deadline to submit an opinion is 12 June.

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