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World Press Councils*

December 2004

 

The bodies listed here are both genuine press councils (PC) and similar institutions, like "media observatories" common in Black Africa. Some are listed with reservations: their independence or their activity could not be ascertained.

A PC is the best-known Media Accountability System (M*A*S). It can be found in all Nordic, Germanic and Anglo-Saxon democracies - as well as in countries as diverse as India, Chile, Israel, Tanzania and Estonia.

Normally, a PC brings together representatives of press owners, of journalists and of the public to examine complaints against the media - and to defend press freedom. Its only weapon is the publication of its judgments.

(In alphabetical order.)

 

Australia

Australian Press Council

Dr Ken McKinnon (Chair)
(Executive secretary) Jack Herman
Suite 10.02
117 York Street
Sydney - NSW 2000

Tel: (612) 92 61 19 30
Fax: 612 92 67 68 26
Email: <info@presscouncil.org.au>
Web: < www.presscouncil.org.au >


Austria

Osterreichischer Presserat (Austrian Press Council)

Paul Vecsei (chair)
c/o Presseclub Concordia
Bankgasse 8
1010 Wien

Tel: (Concordia) +43 1 5338573
Fax: (Concordia) +43 1 5338573
Email: <paul.vecsei@arching.at>

[Activity limited since major publishers left the PC in 2002]


Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Press Council

Mr Aflatun Amashov (Chairman); Azer H. Hasret (director)
Nizami Street 121/11
Baku
Azerbaijan

Tel: (994) 12 498 27 48; 499 02 92
Fax: (994) 12 498 27 48
Email: <ruh@internews.az; info@azernet.az>
Web: < www.presscouncil.az >


Barbados

Eastern Caribbean Press Council

Mr Harold Hoyt (Chair); Ainsley Sahai (Executive Officer)
P.O. Box 1203
Bridgetown
Barbados

Tel: (246) 430 5596
Fax: (246) 427 6968
Email: <asahai99@hotmail.com>


Belgium

Raad voor de Journalistiek [Press council for the Flemish-speaking part of the country]

Mr Eric Brewaeys (President); Flip Voets (Secretary general and ombudsman)
Internationaal Perscentrum
Residence Palace - lokaal 3/217
Wetstraat 155
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: 32 2 230 27 17
Fax: 32 2 230 36 88
Email: <info@rvdj.be>
Web: < www.rvdj.be >


Benin

Observatoire de la déontologie et de l'éthique dans les médias (ODEM)

Mr François Koffi Awoudo (Chair)
01 BP 6694 - Recette principale
Cotonou
Bénin

Tel: (229) 96 85 93
Fax: NA
Email: <fawood@yahoo.fr>


Bosnia - Herzegovina

 Press Council of Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mr Nermin Durmo (Director) Dieter Loraine (Adviser)
Dzenetica Cikma 2
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Tel: 00 387 33 272 270
Fax: 00 387 33 272 270
Email: <info@vzs.ba>
Web: < www.vzs.ba >


Botswana

Press Council of Botswana

Mr Mrs Clara Olsen (Chair); Ms Nametsegang Sebego (Executive Secretary)
Plot N° 398, Kgasa Close - Extension 4
P.O. Box 30 13 15
Tlokweng
Gaborone
Botswana

Tel: 267 35 00 378
Fax: 267 31 61 196
Email: <pcbotswana@yahoo.com>
Web: NA


Burkina Faso

Observatoire national d'autorégulation de la presse (ONAP) [similar to press council]

Mr Bassirou Sanogo (Chair)
(P.O. Box) 01 BP 3996
Ouagadougou 01
Burkina Faso

Tel: (226) 81 74 71; 36 50 12; (Bassirou Sanogo) 81 74 71
Fax: (226) 31 45 50
Email: <bmeton@yahoo.fr>


Canada

Alberta Press Council

Mr. Bruce Hogle (chair); Bob Ardiel (executive secretary-treasurer)
P.O. Box 21067
Edmonton
Alberta
T6R 2V4

Tel: 1 (780) 434 9998
Fax: 1 (780) 435 0441
Email: <abpress@telus.net>
Web: < www.albertapresscouncil.ca >

Atlantic Press Council

Mr. George M. Mitchell (Chair); Ken Sims (Executive secretary)
P.O. Box 1300
Antigonish
Nova Scotia B2G 2L7

Tel: (902) 7353014
Fax: (902) 863 1943
Email: <ksims@eastlink.ca; kensims@thecasket.ca>

British Columbia Press Council

Mr. Ted Hughes (Chair); Bill Bachot (Executive secretary)
201 - 1290 Broad Street
Victoria
British Columbia - V8W 2A5

Tel: 1 (250) 384 3344
Fax: 1 (250) 384 3346
Email: <council@bcpresscouncil.org>
Web: < www.bcpresscouncil.org >

Manitoba Press Council

Mr. Harry L. Mardon (Chair); Diane Cullen (Executive secretary)
Unit 4
2015 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg
Manitoba - R3J OK3

Tel: (204) 831 6359
Fax: (204) 889 0021
Email: <masw@total.net>

Ontario Press Council

Ms Doris Anderson (Chair); Mel Sufrin (Executive secretary)
Suite 1706
2 Carlton Street
Toronto
Ontario - M5B 1J3

Tel: (416) 340 1981
Fax: (416) 340 8724
Email: <info@ontpress.com>
Web: < www.ontpress.com >

Conseil de presse du Québec

Mr Raymond Corriveau (Chair); Robert Maltais (Secretary general)
1000 rue Fullum (C 208)
Montréal
Québec H2K 3L7
Canada

Tel: (514) 529 2818
Fax: 1 (514) 873 4434
Email: <info@conseildepresse.qc.ca>
Web: < www.conseildepresse.qc.ca >


Chile

Consejo de etica de los medios de comunicacion

Mr Prof. Maria José Lecaros (Chair); Miguel Gonzalez Pino (Secretary general)
Asociasion nacional de la prensa
Carlos Antùnez 2048 Providencia
Santiago de Chile

Tel: 56 2 232 1004
Fax: 56 2 232 1005
Email: <eticachile@yahoo.com>
Web: < http://www.anp.cl >


Congo

OCM: Observatoire congolais des médias

Mr Bernard Mackiza (Président)
84 bis, rue Franceville
Moungali
Brazzaville

Tel: NA
Fax: NA
Email: NA


Crypus

Epitropi Dimosiographikis Deontologias (Cyprus Media Complaints Commission - CMCC)

Mr Andreas Mavrommatis (Chair);
Petros Petrides (Secretary general)
8 Markou Drakou Avenue
P.O. Box 27858
1102 Nicosia
2433 Cyprus

Tel: 00 (357) 2 67 25 95
Fax: 00 (357) 2 67 25 95; (357) 22 86 20 01
Email: <epidideo@cytanet.com.cy; petros@simerini.com>
Web: < http://www.cmcc.org.cy >


Denmark

Pressenaevnet ( Press Council) [set up by law]

Mr Niels Grubbe (Chair); Henrik Riis Andreasen (Legal secretary)
Borgergade 28 (3rd floor)
1300 Copenhagen K
Denmark

Tel: 00 45 33 15 55 64
Fax: 00 45 33 15 84 64
Email: <sekr@pressenaevnet.dk>
Web: < www.pressenaevnet.dk >


Estonia

Avaliku Sõna Nõukogu [Original tripartite PC. Media owners have left to create their own]

Mr Urmas Loit (Chair); Prof. Epp Lauk (Acting chair);
Urmas Loit (Director)
Merit Aso (secretary)
Gonsiori 21
Tallinn 15020
Estonia

Tel: 372 64 63 699
Fax: 372 64 63 699
Email: <asn@asn.org.ee>
Web: < www.asn.org.ee >

Pressinõukogu (= press council) [Set up by media owners seceding from original PC]

Mr Sulev Valner (Chair); Maige Prööm (Managing secretary)
c/o Estonian Newspaper Association
Pãrnu mnt 67A
10134 Tallinn
Estonia

Tel: 372 646 3363
Fax: 372 631 1210
Email: <pn@eall.ee>
Web: < www.eall.ee/pressinoukogu/index-eng.html >


Fiji

The Media Council (Fiji) Ltd.

Mr Daryl Tarte (Chair); Bob J. Pratt (Executive secretary)
KMPG
ANZ House, Victoria Parade
GPO.
Box 11852
Suva
Fiji Island

Tel: (679) 33 17 055
Fax: (679) 33 17 055
Email: <rjfpratt@connect.com.fj>
Web: < www.fijimediacouncil.com >


Finland

Julkisen Sanan Neuvosto (Council for Mass Media)

Mr. Olli Mäenpää (Chair); Juha Hänninen (Secretary)
MarianKatu 26 B 10
00170 Helsinki
Finland

Tel: 358 9 13 57 494
Fax: 358 9 278 1031
Email: <juha.hanninen@jsn.fi>
Web: < www.jsn.fi >


Germany

Deutscher Presserat (German Press Council) [No non-media members]

Mr. Lutz Tillmans (Managing Director); Ella Wassink (assistant)
Gerhard-von-Are Strasse 8
(P.O. Box) Postfach 7180 - 53071 Bonn
53111 BonnGermany

Tel: 00 49 228 985 720
Fax: 00 49 228 985 7299
Email: <info@presserat.de>
Web: < www.presserat.de >


Ghana

National Media Commission of Ghana [statutory. Independence unconfirmed]

Mr. Nutifafa Kuenyehia (Chair); George Mac Badji (Executive secretary)
P.O. Box SD 114
Sports Stadium
Accra
Ghana

Tel: 00 233 21 66 24 09
Fax: 00 233 21 66 63 25
Email: <mediacom@gh.com>


Guinea

OGUIDEM (Observatoire Guinéen de la déontologie et de l'éthique des médias)

Mr. Ibrahima BARRY (President); .... (Secretary General)
BP 25
Conakry
Guinée

Tel: 00 224 11 33 39 88
Fax: NA
Email: <ibrabarryfr@yahoo.fr>
Web: NA


Hong Kong

Hong Kong Press Council

Mr. Prof. K. Y. Chen (Chair); Dr. K. Y. Cheung (Honorary Director-General)
Janice Li (Publicity Officer)
Room 904, 75 King's Road
North Point
Hong Kong
China

Tel: 852 25 70 46 77
Fax: 852 25 70 49 77
Email: <enquiry@presscouncil.org.hk>


Iceland

Sidanefnd Bladamannafélags Islands (Ethics Committee of the Union of Icelandic Journalists)

Mr. Kristinn Halgrimsson (Chair)
c/o The Union of Icelandic Journalists
Sidumula 23
108 Reykjavik
Iceland

Tel: NA
Fax: 354 55 391 77 & 354 5521 331
Email: <bi@press.is>


India

Press Council of India [statutory]

Mr. The Hon. Justice K. Jayachandra Reddy (Chair); Ms. Sangita Dhingra Sehgal (Secretary general)
Soochna Bhawan
8, CGO Complex
Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003
India

Tel: 24 36 67 45/46/47/49
Fax: idem - ext. 224
Email: <pcids@vsnl.net>
Web: < http://www.presscouncil.nic.in >


Indonesia

Dewan Pers (Press Council)

Dr. Ichlasul Amal (Chair); Lukas Luwarso (Executive Director)
Gedung Dewan Pers
Lantal 7
Jalan Kebon Sirih 32-34
Jakarta - Indonesia

Tel: 62 21 344 2634; 62 21 344 6575
Fax: 62 21 345 2030
Email: <dewanpers@cbn.net.id> ; <sekretariat@dewanpers.org>
Web: < www.dewanpers.org >


Israel

Israel Press Council

Dr. Mordechai Kremnitzer (Chair); Dr. Nitza Shapiro-Libai (Deputy Chair)
Avi Weinberg (Secretary General)
Beith Sokolov
4 Kaplan Street
Tel Aviv
Israel

Tel: (972) 3 695 1437
Fax: (972) 3 69 51 145
Email: <moaza@m-i.org.il>


Italy

Discipline Commissions of the Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti

Felice Maselli (Secretary general)
Lungotevere de' Cenci 8
Roma 00186
Italy

Tel: NA
Fax: 00 39 06 688 04 084
Email: <femasel@tin.it ; odg@odg.it>
Web: < www.odg.it >


Ivory Coast

Observatoire de la liberté de presse de l'éthique et de la déontologie (OLPED)

Mr. Samba Kone (Chair); Norberte Zeze (Administrator)
(P.O. Box) 12 BP
72 Abidjan 12
Côte d'Ivoire

Tel: (225) 21 75 46 10; 07 03 75 97
Fax: (225) 20 23 46 94
Email: <ksambas@hotmail.com; sam_ci@yahoo.fr>

Réseau des instances africaines d'autorégulation des médias (RIAAM)

Mr Zio Moussa (Contact)
(P.O. Box) 01 BP 1807
1807 Abidjan 01
Côte d'Ivoire

Tel: (255) 05 05 96 13
Fax: (225) 20 37 25 45 & 20 21 61 07
Email: <ziomoussa@yahoo.fr>


Japan

Newspaper Contents Evaluation Chamber of NSK (association of newspaper publishers)

Mr. Shin-ichi Hakojima (President NSK); Shigemi Murakami (Secretary General NSK)
Nihon Shinbun Kyokai
Nippon Press Center Bldg
2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8543

Tel: 81 3 3591 4401
Fax: 81 3 3591 6149
Email: <editor@pressnet.or.jp>
Web: < www.pressnet.or.jp >


Kenya

Media Council of Kenya (MCK)

Mr. Mitch Odero (Chair); Esther Kamweruna (Executive director)
Nairobi Baptist Church - Apt 3
Ngong Road
P.O. Box 43 132
00100 Nairobi
Kenya

Tel: 254 273 7058
Fax: NA
Email: <mediacouncil@wananchi.com>


Kibris (northern Cyprus)

Kibris Turkish Press Council

Mr. Ismet Kotak (Chairman); Ali Hancerli (General Secretary)
55/I/A Ataturk Caddesi
Yenisehir
Lefkosa
Kibris
c/o Mersin 10 - Turkey

Tel: 00 90 392 227 95 65; (Chairman) 00 90 542 855 12 22
Fax: 00 90 392 228 51 49
Email: <kotak207@kibrisbee.com>


Korea, Republic of

Korea Press Ethics Commission [moribund]

Mr. Kim Dae-seong (Chair); Jong-Won Kim (Secretary) ?
13th Floor, Korea Press Center
25, 1-ga Taepyeongno
Jung-gu
Seoul

Tel: 02 734 3081 2
Fax: 82 2 720 1176 (?)
Email: <aprilkjw@hotmail.com>
Web:< http://ikpec.or.kr >


Lithuania

Commission of Ethics of Lithuanian Journalists and Publishers [set up by law]

Mr. Gintaras Songaila (Chair); Egidija Leveikaite (Assistant)
A. Vivulskio g.. 23
03114 Vilnius
Lithuania

Tel: 370 5 213 55 60
Fax: 370 5 233 79 04
Email: <gintaras_songaila@takas.lt; vtv@iti.lt>


Luxembourg

Conseil de presse [set up by law - no non-media members]

Mr. Joseph Lorent (President); Fernand Weides (Vice-President)
24 rue du Marché aux Herbes
1728 Luxembourg
(P.O. Box) BP 1584
1505 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Tel: (352) 22 23 11
Fax: (352) 22 23 40
Email: <secretariat@press.lu>
Web: < www.press.lu >


Macedonia, Republic of

Council of Honour (Sovet na cesta na Zdruzenieto na novinarite na Makedonija)

Ms Katerina Blazevska (President)
Gradski zid, blok 13
1000 Skopje
Macedonia

Tel: 389 (0)2 3298 139
Fax: 389 (0)2 3116 447
Email: <znm@on.net.mk>
Web: < http://www.znm.org.mk >


Malaysia

WAPC - World Association of Press Councils [Operation unconfirmed]

Mr. the Honourable Justice P.B. Sawant (Chair); R. Gunasingam (Executive secretary)
P.O. Box 2
Jalan Kelang Lama
58700 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Tel: NA
Fax: 60 3 575 61 49
Email: <berguna@tm.net.my>


Mali

Observatoire de la déontologie et de l'éthique dans la presse (ODEP)

Mr. Sambi Touré (President); Ibrahima Labass Keita (Vice-President)
(P.O. Box) BP 1258
Bamako
Mali

Tel: (223) 229 18 62; 636 27 59; 222 19 15
Fax: (223) 223 54 78
Email: <odepmali@yahoo; stoure@info-matin.com; ibrahimalabass@hotmail.com>


Malta

Press Ethics Commission - Malta

Mr. Malcolm Naudi (Chair); Joe A. Vella (General Secretary)
Bjorn Ole Austad (Honorary Secretary)
P.O. Box 412
Valetta CMR 01
Malta

Tel: 00 356 21 243 211 and 00 356 7942 4555
Fax: 00 356 21 249 290
Email: <pec@maltapressclub.org.mt; bonelloc@bpc.com.mt>

Web: < www.maltapressclub.org.mt >


Mauritania

Comité pour le Respect de l'Ethique et de la Déontologie (CRED)

Mr. Abderrahmane O. Horma (President); N.A. (Secretary General)
NA

Tel: NA
Fax: NA
Email: NA


Nepal

Press Council Nepal [Statutory, governmental council]

Mr. Harihar Birahi (Chair) Mr. Dharanidhar Khatiwada (Secretary)
GPO Box 3077
Kathmandu
Nepal

Tel: 44 69 799; 44 69 878
Fax: 44 69 894
Email: <prescoun_mdf@wlink.com.np>
Web: < www.presscouncilnepal.org >


Netherlands (
Holland)

Raad voor de Journalistiek

Mr. J. B. Fleers (Chair); Mrs. D.C. Koene (Secretary)
Joh. Vermeerstraat 22
1071 DR Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: 00 31 20 673 57 27
Fax: 00 31 20 679 9065
Email: <raad@rvdj.nl>
Web: < www.rvdj.nl >


New Zealand

New Zealand Press Council

Mr. the Honourable Sir John Jeffries (Chair); Mary Major (Secretary)
P.O. Box 10-879
The Terrace
79 Boulcott Street
Wellington - New Zealand

Tel: 64 4 47 35 220
Fax: 64 4 47 11 785
Email: <presscouncil@asa.co.nz>
Web: < www.presscouncil.org.nz >


Nigeria

Nigerian Press Council [statutory. Independence and efficiency highly doubtful]

Mr. Hadj Alade Odunewu (Chair)
National Arts Theatre Annexe
PMB 3451
Surulera
Lagos
Nigeria

Tel: NA
Fax: NA


Norway

Pressens Faglige Utvalg (Press Complaints Commission)

Mr. Thor Woje (Chair); Per Edgar Kokkvold (Secretary general)
Radhusgt. 17 - 3etg.
(P.O. Box) Postboks 46
Sentrum
0101 Oslo
Norway

Tel: 47 22 40 50 40
Fax: 47 22 40 50 55
Email: <pfu@presse.no>
Web: < http://www.presse.no/np.asp#Pressens%20Faglige%20Utvalg >


Papua New Guinea

The Media Council of Papua New Guinea [not a true press council]

Peter John Aitsi (Chair); Justin Kili (Secretary)
P.O. Box 334
Port Moresby NCD
Papua New Guinea

Tel: (675) 320 1996
Fax: (675) 320 1995
Email: <pjaitsi@naufm.com.pg ; png@hotmail.com>
Web: < http://www.png-simediacouncil.org >


Peru

Consejo de la prensa peruana (Council of the Peruvian Press)

Mr. Alejandro Miro-Quesada Cisneros (Chair); Gustavo Romero Umlauff (Executive secretary)
Av. Punta Negra 572
Magdalena del mar
Lima 17
Peru

Tel: 00 (511) 264 6409
Fax: 00 (511) 264 0005
Email: <postmast@consejopp.org.pe>; <gromeroumlauff@hotmail.com>
Web: < www.consejoprensaperuana.org.pe >


Philippines

Press Council of the Philippines [May no longer be functioning]

Mr. ....... ........N.A
NA
Manila

Tel: NA
Fax: NA
Email: NA

Cebu Citizens-Press Council [Regional press council]

Mr. ............ ............ NA
c/o Cebu Daily News
18-15 Escario Street
Cebu City
Philippines

Tel: (63 32) 231 0738 & (63 32) 231 7618
Fax: NA
Email: NA
Web: < www.cmfr.com.ph >

Baguio Citizens' Press Complaints Board [Regional press council]

Mr. ............ ............ NA
Ms. Sonia Daoas, Cordillera News Agency, Tel. (63 74) 442 5867
Mr. Rolly Fernandez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Northern Luzon Bureau, Tel. (63 74) 442 3539
Atty. Antonio Pekas, Zigzag Weekly, Tel. (63 74) 300 2167

Tel: (074) 442 5867 - 442 3539 - 300 2167
Fax: NA
Email: Sonia Daoas <ainos@skyinet.net>
Web: < www.cmfr.com.ph >

Palawan Community Media Council [Regional press council]

Dr. Oscar Evangelista (Chair) Lanie Carriedo (secretary)
c/o Bandillo ng Palawan
2/F Escamilla Building
Rizal Avenue
Puerto Princesa City

Tel: (63 48) 434 2882
Fax: (63 48) 434 2882
Email: <bandillo@pto-princesa.com>
Web: < www.cmfr.com.ph >


Portugal

Alta autoridade para a comunicaçao social [statutory - similar to a press council]

Mr. Armando Torres Paulo (President); José Garibaldi (Vice-President)
Av. D. Carlos I, 130 - 6°
1200 Lisbon

Tel: 351 1 392 91 30
Fax: 351 1 395 14 49
Email: <info@aacs.pt>
Web: < www.aacs.pt >


Russian Federation

The Grand Jury [Complaints Commission set up by the Union of Journalists]

Mr. Michael NENASHEV & Michael FEDOTOV (Co-chairmen ) Alexander Konstantinovich COPECK (Secretary General)
c/o Russian Union of Journalists
4 Zubovskiy Blvd
Moscow 11 90 21
Russia

Tel: (7095) 201 51 01 / 23 95
Fax: (7095) 201 35 47 / 44 31
Email: <unijournal@mtu-net.ru>; <mfedotov@tochka.ru>
Web: < www.ruj.ru >

Rostov Arbitration for Media Disputes [regional press council]

Mr. Fedor Lavrikov (Chair); Anghelika Sineok (Secretary General)
c/o Ms Sineok
Kalinina Str. 32A - Apt 50
344004 Rostov-on-Don
Russia

Tel: NA
Fax: NA
Email: <theodorosl@mail.ru>; <asinek@bk.ru>

Nizhny-Novgorod Media Complaints Commission

Mr. Sergei Chuyanov (Chair); Sofiya Khavkina (Secretary General).
Centre for the Protection of Press Rights
Pl. Teatralnaya,
d. 3, Office 23
Nizhni-Novgorod
Russia

Tel: 7 (8312) 35 97 02 / or 19 26 95
Fax: NA
Email: <sofija@kp-f.nnov.ru>


Senegal

Comité pour le respect de l'éthique et de la déontologie (CRED) [similar to press council]

Mr. Kader Diop (Chair); Mbaye Sidi Mbaye (Secretary)
Le Journal
(P.O. Box) BP 16233
Dakar-Fann
Sénégal

Tel: (221) 864 56 00;
Fax: (221) 864 56 08
Email: <kaderdiop@yahoo.fr>


Slovakia (Slovak
Republic)

Press Council of the Slovak Republic

Mr. Peter Zeman (Secretary of the Association for protection of journalistic ethics)
Tlacova rada Slovenskej republiky
Zupne namestie 7
815 68 Bratislava
Slovakia

Tel: 00 421 2 5443 5071
Fax: 00 421 2 5443 4534
Email: <ssn@ssn.sk>
Web: < www.trsr.sk >


Slovenia

Journalists' Ethics Council (Novinarsko Castno Razsodisce)

Mr. Vili Einspieler (Chair); Ms. Spela Stare (Secretary general)
Drustvo novinarjev Slovenije
Wolfova 8
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Tel: 386 1 426 03 63
Fax: 386 1 426 03 64
Email: <razsodisce@razsodisce.org>
Web: < http://www.razsodisce.org >


South Africa

Press ombudsman + appeals panel [Similar to press council]

Mr. N.A. (Press ombudsman)
P.O. Box 47221
33 Bath Avenue - 6th Floor
Rosebank - Parklands 2121
South Africa

Tel: (011) 788 4829; 788 4837
Fax: (011) 788 49 90
Email: <BerylH@ombudsman.org.za>


Spain

Consell de la informacio de Catalunya (News Council of Cataluna) [Regional council]

Mr. Francesc Gonzàlez Ledesma (Chair); J. Perramon Palmada (Secretary general)
10 Rambla de Catalunya - 4rt 4a
Barcelona 08007
Catalunya
Spain

Tel: 34 93 317 19 20 (ext. 246/228)
Fax: 34 93 317 8386
Email: <cic@periodistes.org>
Web: < http://www.periodistes.org/cic/cat/Consell.htm >

Consejo Deontologico (FAPE)

Mr. Fernando Lopez Urbaneja (Chair); NA (Secretary General)
Federacion de Asociaciones de la Prensa de España (FAPE)
Juan Bravo 6 - Planta 3a
Madrid 28006
Spain

Tel: 91 585 00 38 / 39
Fax: 91 585 00 35
Email: <fape@infonegocio.com>
Web: < http://www.fape.es >


Sri Lanka

Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka

Mr. Sam WIJESINHA (Chair); Manique MENDIS (CEO)
65/5 Ward Place
Colombo 7
Sri Lanka

Tel: (00 94 11) 53 33 002 /006/ 008
Fax: (00 94 11) 53 35 500
Email: <pccsl@srinest.com>
Web: NA


Sweden

Pressens Opinionsnämnd (Swedish Press Council)

Mr. Justice Johan Hirschfeldt (Chair); Olle Stenholm (Press ombudsman)
P.O. Box 12708
Kungsholmstorg 5
11294 Stockholm

Tel: 46 8 692 4600
Fax: 46 8 692 05
Email: <ced@po-pon.org> ; <olle.stenholm@po.se>
Web: < www.po.se >


Switzerland

Conseil suisse de la presse / Schweizer Presserat

Peter Studer (Chair); Martin Künzi (Secretary)
(P.o. Box) Postfach 201
3800 Interlaken
Switzerland

Tel: 00 41 (0)33 823 12 62
Fax: 00 41 (0)33 823 11 18
Email: <info@presserat.ch>
Web: < www.presserat.ch >


Taiwan

National Press Council of the RoC

Mr. Pan Huan-kuan (Chair); Lai Kuo-chou (Secretary general)
6F, 78 Chang-An East rd.
Section 2
Taipei 104
Taiwan - Republic of China

Tel: 886 2 2 515 3211
Fax: 886 2 2 515 32 33
Email: N.A.


Tanzania

Media Council of Tanzania

Dr. Geoffrey Mmari (Chair); Anthony Ngaiza (Executive secretary)
P.O. Box 10160
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

Tel: 0255 022 277 5728
Fax: 0255 022 277 5728
Email: <media@africaonline.co.tz>


Thailand

Press Council

Mr. Manit Sooksomjit (Chair); Suwat Tontanakoon (Secretary general)
535/1 Samsen Road
Dusit 10300
Bangkok
Thailand

Tel: 66 2 668 9900
Fax: 66 2 243 5697
Email: <tpct@inet.co.th>
Web: < www.presscouncil.or.th > ; < www.tja.or.th >


Togo

Observatoire Togolais des médias (OTM) [similar to press council]

Mr. Francis Pedro Amuzun (Chair) Edévi Mawuénya Ocloo (Secretary)
(P.O. Box) BP 60087
909 rue n°27 Bé-château
Lomé
Togo

Tel: (228) 946 00 36
Fax: (228) 221 13 70
Email: <famuzun@hotmail.com>


Tonga

Tonga Media Council

Mr. Pesi Fonua (chairman); Katalina Tohi (secretary)
P.O. Box 958
Nuku'alofa
Tonga

Tel: (676) 25 779
Fax: (676) 24 749
Email: <vapress@matangitonga.to>


Turkey

Kibris Turkish Press Council [Independence unconfirmed]

Mr. Ismet Kotak (Chair); Mete Tumerkan (Secretary general)
P.O. Box Mersin 10
Sacavu ev-selimiyesqaure
Lefkosa - KKTC - Turkey
(Region of Cyprus under Turkish rule)

Tel: 90 542 855 1222
Fax: 90 392 22 85 12 49
Email: <kpresscouncil@emu.edu.tr>; <kotak@cc.emu.edu.tr>

Basin Konseyi (Turkish Press Council)

Mr. Oktai Eksi (Chair); Dr. Vedat Demir (Secretary general)
Halaskar Gazi Cadesi n° 212 Kat 7
34260 Osmanbey
Istanbul
Turkey

Tel: NA
Fax: 90 212 224 95 14
Email: <baskon@basinkonseyi.org.tr>
Web: < www.basinkonseyi.org.tr >


Ukraine

Journalistic Ethics Commission

Mr. Volodymyr Mostovy
CJE, apt 8
Kruhlouniversytetska Str. 11/19
Kyiv [Kiev]
01024 Ukraine

Tel: 380 44 25 33 807
Fax: 380 44 25 32 404
Email: <cje@charter4.com.ua>; <editor@mirror.kiev.ua>
Web: < http://www.cje.org.ua >


United Kingdom (England)

Press Complaints Commission

Sir Christopher Meyer (Chair); Tim Toulmin (Director)
1 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JB
United Kindgom

Tel: 44 207 353 1248
Fax: 44 207 353 83 55
Email: <pcc@pcc.org.uk>
Web: < www.pcc.org.uk >


United States

Honolulu Community-Media Council [Regional council]

Mr. BethAnn Kozlovich (Chair); Mrs. Holly Green (Council Coordinator)
P.O. Box 22415
Honolulu
Hawaii 96823-2415
USA

Tel: 1 (808) 381 3732; 1 (808) 545 1075
Fax: N.A.
Email: <moyagray@hawaii.rr.com>
Web: < www.mediacouncil.org >

Minnesota News Council [Regional council]

Mr. Gary Gilson (Executive director); Christine Tomlinson (Administrative)
12 South 6th Street - Suite 927 (from 15/9/04)
Minneapolis
MN 55402
USA

Tel: 1 (612) 341 9357
Fax: 1 (612) 341 9358
Email: <info@news-council.org>
Web: < www.mtn.org/newscouncil >

[MFS note: see the Minnesota News Council complaint form here.]

Washington News Council [Regional council]

Mr. Robert Utter (Chair) John Hamer (Executive Director)
1201 First Ave. South # 331
Seattle, WA 98134
P.O. Box 3672
Seattle, WA 98124-3672

Tel: (206) 262 9793
Fax: (206) 464 7902
Email: <info@wanewscouncil.org>
Web: < http://wanewscouncil.org >
 

[MFS note: see a list of United States media here.]

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* Material Courtesy of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe.
Press Council Directory < http://www.presscouncils.org/html/frameset.php?page=directory >.
Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe.
See at < http://presscouncils.org/aipce_index.php >.

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