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The Royal Charter

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The Royal Charter ensures that the PRP remains wholly independent of any other body or influence.

The Charter lists 29 criteria that regulators have to meet in order to be recognised. The criteria were designed to secure press freedom and protect the public interest.

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Frequently asked questions

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Q.What is the Press Recognition Panel?

A.The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) is an independent body set up to ensure that any organisation which regulates the press is independent, properly funded and able to protect the public, while recognising the important role carried out by the press.

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We are keen to hear from and meet as many people as possible, including members of the public, academics, journalists, media owners, publishers, regulators, voluntary organisations and others.

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We're recruiting an Independent Member to join our Nominations Committee. See our website for more information https://t.co/eH0wkpd61a

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Latest news and updates

The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) has successfully defended judicial review (JR) proceedings in the High Court brought by the News Media Association (NMA), challenging the PRP Board’s decision on 25 October 2016 to recognise IMPRESS as an approved regulator. On 12 October...

The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) has successfully defended judicial review (JR) proceedings in the High Court brought by the News Media Association (NMA), challenging the PRP Board’s decision on 25 October 2016 to recognise IMPRESS as an approved regulator. On 12 October...