There is a substantial imbalance between the power of the press and that of an ordinary member of the public. The Association believes that, given the lack of confidence in the current arrangements for dealing with complaints about the press in the UK, the issues can only be properly addressed by the creation of an independent Ombudsman service. This should be complementary to, but separate from, any future arrangements for regulation. It also believes that in response to the rapidly evolving media landscape, the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction should be the media more widely, and not just the press.
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