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  Media standards
What are the media checked for?
Complaining about TV and Radio
What about the cinema, DVDs and videos?
Who deals with newspapers, books and magazines?
What about computer games?
What happens with adverts?
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Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel
Press Complaints Commission
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Prince Charles and Prince William at a Press Complaints Commission party Who deals with newspapers, books and magazines?
The Press Complaints Commission handles complaints from members of the public. They sort out complaints between a person and a newspaper or magazine.

And the Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel (TMAP) ensures that the sexual content of teenage magazines is presented in a responsible and appropriate way.

The PCC's rules cover four main things:

  • accuracy
  • privacy
  • ways in which news is collected
  • vulnerable members of society, like children
They deal with about 2500 complaints per year.

Anyone who wants to complain should do so within one month from publication of an article.

What they cannot deal with:

  • Things that have been sent to court but haven't been sorted out

  • Adverts and competitions

  • Matters of taste and decency

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