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Before the meeting at which a decision about a complaint is taken, does anyone check whether or not the formal requirements are met?

Before the meeting at which a decision about a complaint is taken, does anyone check that the complaint is within the media council's scope?

Before the meeting at which a decision about a complaint is taken, is it possible to dismiss the case when it is clearly baseless?

If a case is dismissed on formal grounds, or because there clearly was no ethical wrongdoing, is it possible for the complainant to appeal to that decision?

Before the meeting at which a decision about a complaint is taken, does anyone write a summary of the case?

Before the meeting at which a decision about a complaint is taken, does anyone summarize decisions that the council made in similar cases in the past?

Before the case heads to the full complaint-handling body to take a decision, does someone advice whether the case should be upheld or not?

Before the case heads to the full complaint-handling body to take a decision, does anyone write a draft decision (that can be amended based on the discussion of the decision-making body)?

Are there any other preparations done before the complaint is treated by the decision-making body?

How are the people who prepare the complaints for decision-making appointed?

How many members (including substitutes) does the full complaints commission have?

Council Members
Council Members
Albania 5
Austria 33
Belgium - Dutch 36
Belgium - French & German 40
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11
Bulgaria 10
Canada 15
Canada - Québec 22
Croatia 11
Cyprus 17
Denmark 16
Estonia 10
Finland 27
France 60
Georgia 9
Germany 28
Hungary -
Iceland 5
Ireland 1
Kosovo 36
Luxembourg 4
Netherlands 24
North Macedonia 7
Norway 7
Serbia 11
Slovakia 9
Slovenia 11
Spain - Catalonia 14
Sweden 32
Switzerland 21
Turkey 40
UK Impress 7

What types of groups are part of the complaints commission?

Who appoints members of body that decides on complaints?

How many complaints commission members decide on each single complaint?

Do the members of the complaints commission receive any financial compensation?

Is it formally possible that one or both parties are invited to an oral hearing as part of the complaints process?

Is it possible that the decision contains a dissenting opinion?

Is the government involved in the complaints handling procedure?

Is it possible for either party to appeal the complaints committee's decision?

In case of an appeal, which people make the new decision?

Who selects the people who make the new decision?

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