OUR PROCESS

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professional and ethical
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Who We Are

The National NewsMedia Council is a voluntary, self-regulatory body of the news media industry in Canada. It was established in 2015 with two main aims: to promote ethical practices within the news media industry and to serve as a forum for complaints against its members.

The Council represents the public and the media in matters concerning the democratic rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the media. The Council deals with matters concerning fairness of coverage, relevance, balance and accuracy. Learn more...

About Complaints

The Council’s approach to resolving complaints is designed to give the complainant and news organization involved an opportunity to settle to the complaint without necessarily proceeding to a formal hearing.
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Latest News

Adjudication 1672: Wade Laube/The Australian 22 Jul 2016 The Press Council considered a complaint by Wade Laube, on behalf of Senator Sean Edwards, about an article published by The Australian on 13 March 2015. The article was headed “Nukes never free, senator told” in print and “Nuclear energy never free, senator Sean Edwards told” online. It followed an announcement by the Senator on 12 March that urged governments to investigate the importation and recycling of spent nuclear fuel. The article … read more

(Credit: Press Council of Ireland) Almost 50% of the 278 complaints to the Irish Press Council in 2015 were over truth and accuracy, Ireland’s press ombudsman revealed, according to the Irish Times. Nearly a quarter of complaints focused on privacy. The ombudsman’s report was released in late May, noting the council’s ninth year in existence. “The critical functions of the Press Ombudsman’s Office and the Press Council is to offer an independent complaints handling service,” the statement from press ombudsman Peter Feeney says. “I have … read more

The National NewsMedia Council office is moving. We will continue to share space with Newspapers Canada (CCNA and CNA), but effective July 1, 2016, our new office address will be: National News Media Council 37 Front Street East, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario  M5E 1B3 Our telephone number remains unchanged:  416-340-1981 or 1-844-877-1163 Our email address is also unchanged.