AIPCE Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe

The following reports may be of interest to individuals with researching press councils and systems of media accountability worldwide:

Fielden, L, Regulating the Press: A Comparative Study of International Press Councils (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University, 2012):]

Koene, Daphne C., Press Councils in Western Europe: Studies for the Netherlands Press Fund (AMB Press, 2009):

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, The Media Self-Regulation Guidebook (OSCE, 2008):



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While maintaining a European focus, AIPCE has welcomed to its meetings and activities representatives from other regulatory authorities. Details of those other regulatory authorities can be found on the Members page of this website.