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In the United States, there are now four news councils:

Honolulu Community Media Council LINK: http://www.mediacouncil.org/
Minnesota News Council LINK: http://www.news-council.org/trial/home.html
Washington News Council LINK: www.wanewscouncil.org
New England News Forum LINK: http://www.news-council.org/trial/home.html

Globally, there are dozens of news or press councils in many countries around the world.

Following is a list of Press Councils and News Councils around the world, compiled by the late Claude-Jean Bertrand, a professor emeritus at the University of Paris. Bertrand died of lung cancer early October 2007. Click here for an article about him LINK: http://journalism.missouri.edu/news/2007/10-03-claude-jean-bertrand.html

AUSTRALIA
Australian Press Council 
(Prof. Ken McKinnon, chairman; Jack Herman, executive secretary)
Suite 303, 149 Castlereagh Street, Sydney - NSW 2000
Fax 612 92 67 68 26
E-mail: presscouncil.org.auor (Jack Herman) pressco@fl.net.au
Website:
www.presscouncil.org.au

AUSTRIA 
Osterreichischer Presserat
(Prof. Paul Twaroch, chairman; Peter Klar, ombudsman;
Kerstin Deng, secretary) c/o VÒz, Renngasse 12, A-1010 Wien
Tel. 00 43 1 533 79 79 20
Fax: 00 43 1 533 79 79 22
E-mail:presserat@mail.austria.com

CANADA 
Alberta Press Council
(Linda McKay Black, chair; Sandy Fisher; executive secretary)
PO Box 21034, Bower Place, Red Deer, AB, Canada.
Tel. 1 (403) 314 0008
Fax:  1 (403) 314 0059
E-mail:
abpc@telusplanet.net

Atlantic Press Council
(George Mitchell, chair; Ken Sims, executive secretary) 
121 Ilsley Avenue, Unit UU, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1S4
Tel. 1 (902) 468 7074
Fax: 1 (902) 481 73 44
E-mail:
kjtsims@supercity.ns.ca

British Columbia Press Council
(Ted Hughes, chairman; Bill Bachop, executive secretary)
201-1290 Broad Street, Victoria BC, V8W 2A5
Tel: 1 (250) 384-3344
Fax: 1 (250) 384 3346
E-mail:
council@bcpresscouncil.org
Website:
www.bcpresscouncil.org

Manitoba Press Council
(H.L. Mardon, chair; Diane Cullen, executive secretary)
103-2015 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J OK3
Fax: 1 204 889 0021.
E-mail:
masw@total.net

Ontario Press Council
(Mel Sufrin, executive secretary)
80 Gould Street, Suite 206, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L8
Fax: 1 (416) 340 8724
E-mail:
ontpress@interlog.com
Website:
www.ontpress.com

Conseil de presse du Quªbec
(Michel Roy, prªsident; Robert Maltais, secrªtaire gªnªral) 
1000 rue Fullum, C 208, Montrªal, Quªbec H2K 3L7
Fax: 1 (514) 873 4434
E-mail: info@conseildepresse.qc.ca

CHILE
Consejo de etica de los medios de comunicacion
(Arturo Fontaine Aldunate, President)
Asociasion nacional de la prensa, Agustinas 1357, piso 12, Santiago de Chile
Fax: 56 2 231 1004
E-mail:
anp@free.cl

CYPRUS
Code of Conduct for Journalists' Committee
(Andreas Mavrommatis, chairman)
8 Markou Drakou Avenue, 1102 Nicosia - PO Box 27858, 2433 Cyprus.
Fax 00 357 2 67 25 95
E-mail: epdeont@spidernet.com.cy

DENMARK 
Dansk Presseaevnet
(Justice Per SÒrensen, chairman; Henrik Riis Andreasen, legal secretary), Porthusgade 3, 1213 Kobenhavn K.
Fax:00 45 33 15 84 64
E-mail:
sekr@pressenaevnet.dk
Website: www.pressenaevnet.dk
 

ESTONIA
Estonian Press Council
(Urmas Loit, chairman)
PÓrnu mnt 67a, 10134 Tallinn
Tel. 372 64 61 005
Fax: 372 63 11 210
E-mail:
eall@eall.ee
Website: www.asn.org.ee

FIJI 
The Media Council (Fiji) Ltd.
(Bob J. Pratt, executive secretary)
24 Des Vôux Rd, Suva; GPO Box 11852 Suva, Fiji Island
Fax: 679 303 052
E-mail: rjfpratt@is.com.fi

FINLAND
Julkisen Sanan Neuvosto [The Council for Mass Media]
(Olli MÓenpÓÓ, chairman; Juha HÓnninen, secretary)
Mariankatu 26 B 10, 00170 Helsinki
Tel: 358 9 13 57 494
Fax: 358 9 278 1031
E-mail: juha.hanninen@jsn.fi
Website:
www.jsn.fi

GERMANY
Deutscher Presserat
(Managing Director Lutz Tillmans; Ella Wassink, assistant)
Gerhard-von-Are Strasse 8, 53111 Bonn
Mail: Postfach 7180, 53071 Bonn.
Tel. 00 49 228 885 720
Fax:   00 49 228 985 7299
Website: www.presserat.de

ICELAND 
Sidanefnd Bladamannafªlags Islands
Ethics Committee of the Union of Icelandic Journalists
(Prof. Thorsteinn Gylfason, chairman)
c/o the Union of Icelandic Journalists, Sidumula 23, 108 Reykjavik
Fax: 354 55 391 77 & 354 5521 331
E-mail: bi@press.is  & also: thorgylf@rhi.hi.is
                    

INDIA 
Press Council of India
(The Hon. Justice P.B. Sawant, chairman; Mrs Reva Khetrapal, secretary)
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi 110 001
Fax: 91 11 30 70 389
E-mail: pci@alpha.nic.in

INDONESIA
Dewan Pers
(Chairperson: Atmakusumah Astraatmadja; executive director: Lukas Luwarso)
Gedung Dewan Pers, Lantai 7, Jalan Kebon Sirih 32-34, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: 62 21 345 9187
Fax: 62 21 345 2030
E-mail:  - dewanpers@cbn.net.id  or: sekretariat@dewanpers.org 
or: sekretariat_dewanpers@hotmail.com

ISRAEL 
Israel Press Council
(Chairman: Mordechai Kremnitzer; secretary general: Betzalel Eyal)
Beith Sokolov, 4 Kaplan Street, Tel Aviv
Tel: (972) 3 695 1437
Fax: 972 3 69 51 145
No e-mail. Can use: nitzashl@netvision.net.il
No website.

KOREA (South)
Press Arbitration Commission
(Young-Shik Park, chairman; Byoung-Hoon Lee, Secretary general)
1505 Korea Press Center Bldg, 25, 1-ga, Taepyung-ro, Joong-gu, Seoul 100-745
Fax: 82 2 732 60 31.
E-mail: 
webmaster@pac.or.kr

LITHUANIA
Commission of Ethics of Lithuanian Journalists and Publishers
(Gintaras Songaila, chair; Egidija Leveikaite, assistant to the chair)
Vivulskio str. 23, 2600 Vilnius, Lithuania
Fax: 370 2 33 79 04
E-mail: vtv@mail.iti.lt

LUXEMBURG
Conseil de presse (Fernand Weides, vice-prªsident)
BP 1584, 1505 Luxembourg
Tel. [secretariat]: (352) 22 23 11
Fax [secretariat]: (352) 22 23 40
E-mail: secretariat@press.lu & also fweides@100komma7.lu
Website:
www.press.lu

NETHERLANDS
Raad voor de Journalistiek 
(Chairman: Mr J.B. Fleers; secretary: Mrs D.C. Koene)
p/a Joh. Vermeerstraat 22, 1071 DR Amsterdam
Fax: 00 31 20 679 9065
E-mail:
raad@rvdj.nl

NEW ZEALAND 
New Zealand Press Council
(The Hon. Sir John Jeffries, chairman; Mary Major, secretary)
P.O. Box 10-879 The Terrace, Wellington / 79 Boulcott Street, Wellington
Tel. 64 4 47 35 220
Fax: 64 4 47 11 785
E-mail: press
council@asa.co.nz
Website: www.presscouncil.org.nz

NORWAY
Pressens Faglige Utvalg / The Press Complaints Commission
(Marit Haukom, president; Per Edgar Kokkvold, secretary general)
R¨dhusgt. 17 3 etg., Postboks 46, Sentrum, 0101 Oslo
Tel. 47 22 40 50 40
Fax: 47 22 40 50 55.
E-mail: pfu@presse.no
No website. 

PAPUA-NEW GUINEA
The Media Council of Papua New Guinea
(Chairman: Peter John Aitsi; secretary: Justin Kili)
P.O. Box 344, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Tel.: (675) 320 1996
Fax:  (675) 320 1995
E-mail:  pjaitsi@naufm.com.pg OR png@hotmail.com
Website:
www.pngvillage.com 

PERU

Consejo de la prensa peruana
(Dr. Alejandro Miro-Quesada Cisneros, chairman; Gustavo Romero Umlauff, executive
secretary)
Av. Punta Negra 572, Magdalena del mar, Lima 17, Peru
Tel. 00 511 264 0005 - and 511 264 6409
Fax: 00 511 264 0005.
E-mail:
postmast@consejopp.org.pe
Website: www.consejoprensaperuana.org.pe

SPAIN   [CATALUNYA]
Consell de la informaci§ de Catalunya
(Francesc Gonzõlez Ledesma, chairman; Santiago Ramentol Massana, Secretary
General)
10 Rambla de Catalunya 4rt. 4a, 08007 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 317 19 20 (ext. 246)
Fax 34 93 317 8386
E-mail:
cic@periodistes.org
Website: www.periodistes.org/cic

SWEDEN 
Pressens OpinionsÓmnd
(Justice Bertil Werner, chairman; Olle Stenholm, press ombudsman)
Kungsholmstorg 5  - 112 21 Stockholm
Mail:  P.O. Box 12708, 11294 Stockholm
Tel. 46 8 692 4600
Fax: 46 8 692 46 05
E-mail: ced@po-pon.org  & also: olle.stenholm@po.se
 

SWITZERLAND
Conseil suisse de la presse
(Peter Studer, chairman; Martin K‡nzi, secretary)
Postfach 201, 3800 Interlaken
Fax: 00 41 33 823 11 18
E-mail:
info@presserat.ch
Website:www.presserat.ch

TAIWAN 
National Press Council of the Republic of China
(Pan Huan-kuan, chairman; Lai Kuo-chou, secretary general)
6F, 78 Chang-An East rd, Sec-2, Taipei 104
Fax: 886 2 2 515 32 33
E-mail:
npc@ms2.hinet.net

TANZANIA
Media Council of Tanzania
(Prof. Geoffrey Mmari, chairman; Anthony Ngaiza, executive secretary)
PO Box 10160, Dar Es Salaam
Tel. 0255 022 277 5728
Fax: 0255 022 277 5728.
E-mail:
Media@africaonline.co.tz

THAILAND
Press Council
(Chairperson: Manit Sooksomjit; Secretary General: Suwat Tontanakoon)
55 Mansion 8, Rajdamnern Ave, Bangkok 10200
Tel. 66 2 629 0022
Fax: 66 2 280 0337
E-mail:
tpct@inet.co.th
Website: www.presscouncil.or.th OR www.tja.or.th

TURKEY 
Basin Konseyi, Turkish Press Council
(Chairman: Oktay Eksi; secretary general: Dr Vedat Demir)
Halaskar Gazi Cadesi NŠ 212 Kat 7, 34260 Osmanbey, Istanbul
Fax: 90 212 224 95 14.
E-mail:
baskon@basinkonseyi.org.tr
Website: www.basinkonseyi.org.tr

Press Complaints Commission
(Lord Wakeham, chair; Guy Black, director)
1 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JB, Great Britain
Tel. 44 207 353 1248
Fax: 44 207 353 83 55
E-mail:
pcc@pcc.org.uk
Website: www.pcc.org.uk

USA 
Honolulu Community-Media Council
(Warren Iwasa, chairman; Mrs Ah Jook Ku, secretary)
PO Box 22415, Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2415
Tel. 1 (808) 983 4744
Fax: 1 (808) 983 4744
E-mail (of chairman):
magma@lava.net 
No website but monthly program on
www.hawaiipublicradio.org

Minnesota News Council
(Gary Gilson, executive director; Christine Tomlinson, administrator)
12 South Sixth Street, Suite 940, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel. 1 (612) 341 9357
Fax: 1 (612) 341 9358
E-mail:
newscncl@mtn.org

http://www.mtn.org/~newscncl/

Washington News Council
(Robert Utter, chair; John Hamer, executive director)
1201 First Avenue S. # 331, Seattle, WA 98134
Mail: PO Box 3672, Seattle 98124-3672
Tel. 1 (206) 262 9793
Fax: 1 (206) 464 7902
E-mail: info@wanewscouncil.org OR John Hamer: jhamer@wanewscouncil.org
Website:
www.wanewscouncil.org

INSTITUTIONS OF A SIMILAR NATURE

BELGIUM 
Conseil de dªontologie, AGJPB (Association gªnªrale des journalistes profes«sion«nels de
Belgique)
(Pol Deltour & Martine Simonis, national secre«taries)
9 bis Quai õ la Houille, 1000 Bruxelles
Fax 00 32 2 223 02 72
E-mail: agjpb@belgian-journalist.be OR martine.simonis@belgian-journalist.be

BENIN
Observatoire de la dªontologie et de l'ªthique dans les mªdias (ODEM)
(Chairman: Edouard Loko)
05 BP 708, Cotonou, Bªnin
Tel. (229) 35 06 87 or 94 10 58 - cell: (229) 94 10 58 or 96 28 95
Fax: (229) 32 52 73 or 31 49 19
E-mail:
edloko@yahoo.fr

BURKINA FASSO
Observatoire national d'autorªgulation de la presse (ONAP)
(Chairman: Boureima Jªrªmie Sigue)
01 BP 45770, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Tel.: (226) 36 50 12
Fax: (226) 31 45 50
E-mail:
ed.lepays@cenatrin.bf

ITALY 
Discipline commissions (regional/ national) of the Ordine nazionale dei giornalisti
(Dr Felice Maselli, secretary general)
Lungotevere de' Cenci 8, Roma 00186
Fax: 00 39 06 688 04 084
E-mail: femasel@tin.it & also
odg@odg.it

IVORY COAST
Observatoire de la libertª de presse, de l'ªthique et de la dªontologie, OLPED
(President: Alfred Dan Moussa; Norberte Zeze, administrator)
01 BP 1807, Abidjan
Tel. (225) 20 37 06 66
Fax  (225) 20 23 46 94
E-mail: unjci@globeaccess.net and ziomouss@yahoo.fr

JAPAN 
Newspaper Contents Evaluation Chamber
Nihon Shinbun Kyokai, Nippon Press Center Bldg. 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho,
Chiyoda-ku - Tokyo 100.
Fax 03 3591 61 49
Website:
www.pressnet.or.jp

MALI
Observatoire de la dªontologie et de l'ªthique dans la presse (ODEP)
(Chairman: Sambi Tourª)
56 rue 350, BP E 4020, Bamako, Mali
Tel. (223) 23 82 09 or 22 27 99 - cell phone 75 08 71
Fax: (223) 23 82 27
E-mail: stoure@info-matin.com or
redaction@info-matin.com

NIGER
Centre indªpendant des mªdias, de l'ªthique et de la dªontologie (CIMED)
BP 11776, Niamey, Niger
Tel.: (227) 73 47 93
Fax: (227) 73 77 75
E-mail:
mass@intnet.ne

SENEGAL
Comitª pour le respect de l'ªthique et de la dªontologie, CRED
(President: Kader Diop; Mbaye Sidi Mbaye, secretary), c/o AFP, BP 363, Dakar,
Sªnªgal
Tel.  (221) 823 2192
Fax: (221) 823 16 07
E-mail: kaderdiop@yahoo.fr - or: afpdakar@telecomplus.sn

SOUTH AFRICA
(Press Ombudsman, H. Beryl, plus Appeal Panel)
6th floor, Nedbanks Gardens, 33 Bath Ave, Rosebank
PO Box 47221, Parklands 2121
Fax: 00 27 11 788 49 90
E-mail: berylh@ombudsman.org.za.

TOGO
Observatoire Togolais des Mªdias (OTM)
(Chairman: Essowª Appolinaire Mewene Messe; secretary: Edªvi Mawuªnya Ocloo)
BP 81213, Lomª, Togo
Tel.: (228) 26 13 00 or 21 09 32 or 07 73 75 or 22 25 06

CZECH REPUBLIC
[PC in the process of being established, not operative as of March 2002]
E-mail:
dub@uvdt.cz

GHANA
(Tim Acquah-Hayford, Chairman / Nana Essilfie-Conduah, executive director)
PO Box T 114, Sports Stadium, Accra
Tel.:  00 233 662 409 / 233 666 325
Fax: 00 233 21 66 325 [does not function]
E-mail:  mediacom@gh.com

HONG-KONG
Hong Kong Press Council
(Chairman: Prof. E. Kwan-yin Chen; director-general: David Wong)
904, 75 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Tel.  25 66 40 77
Fax. 25 70 49 77
E-mail:
davidctwong@hotmail.com

IRELAND

A press council was expected to be set up in 2002 following the AIPCE (see below) annual meeting held in Dublin in 2001.

KIBRIS (North Cyprus - Turkish)
Kibris Turkish Press Council
(Chairman: Ismet Kotak; secretary general: Mete Tumerkan)
Sacavu ev-selimiye squire, Lefkosa, KKTC, P.O. Box Mersin 10, Turkey.
Tel.  90 542 855 1222
Fax:  90 392 22 85 12 49
E-mail: kpresscouncil@emu.edu.tr   or
kotak@cc.emu.edu.tr

KOREA (South)
Korea Ethics Commission on the Press
E-mail: kpec@chollian.net

MALTA
Press Ethics Commission of the Malta Press Club
(General Secretary: Carmel Bonello)
PO Box 412, Valetta CMR 01, Malta
E-mail: bonelloc@bpc.com.mt

NIGERIA        
Nigerian Press Council
(Hadj Alade Odunewu, chairman)
National Arts Theatre Annexe, PMB 3451 Surulera, Lagos
E-mail: presscouncil@nigerianet.com

NON-PRESS COUNCILS

BANGLADESH
Press Council of Bangladesh
(Justice Habibur Rahman Khan, chairman ³ M.K. Pasha Khan, secretary)
342 Elephant Rd, Dhaka 1205  ³ or: 10/A Circuit House R. Dhaka 1000
Fax: 880 2 95 62 163
E-mail: bpcncil@bangla.net

NEPAL
Press Council of Nepal
(Harihar Birahi, chairman; Bishnu Prasad Swharma, administrative officer)
RSS Building, PO Box 3077, Kathmandu
Fax: 00 977 1 22 69
E-mail: prescoun_mdf@wlink.com.np

SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka Press Council (Mr. Wijayadasa Rajapakse, chairman; Siri Dammulla,
secretary)
346A Nawala Rd, Rajagiriya, Welikada
Tel. 94 - 1 - 876 511 (/512/513/514)
Fax: 94 - 1 - 876 512
E-mail: presscil@sltnet.lk

International Bodies

The Alliance of Independent European Press Councils

The AIPCE has no offices anywhere. Mail, faxes, telephone calls can be addressed to any of the European press councils.
Website: www.aipce.org

World Association of Press Councils, WAPC [includes about 20% of councils
listed here, none from Europe and many of questionable independence].
President: The Hon. Justice P.B. Sawant; Executive Secretary: R.Gunasingam
PO Box 2, Jalan Kelang Lama, 58700 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fax: 60 3 575 61 49
E-mail:
berguna@tm.net.my

Rªseau des instances africaines d'autorªgulation des mªdias (RIAAM) [set up in July 2000] gathers the "observatories" in francophone West Africa:  Benin, Ivory Coast,
Mali, Senegal, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Contact: Zio Moussa, 01 BP 1807 Abidjan 01
Tel.: (255) 05 05 96 13
Fax: (225) 20 37 25 45 or 20 21 61 07
E-mail:
ziomoussa@yahoo.fr