The PCC announced Oct. 13 that a former member of Parliament, Lord David Hunt, has been named the print regulatory body’s new chairman, Journalism.co.uk reported.
Hunt began his term Oct. 17. In Hunt’s statement on the appointment (see here on the PCC’s website), he said in part that freedom of the press is important to him and that he will “be leading the crucially important process of wholesale regeneration and renewal of the system of independent self-regulation of the press.”
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