The Press Council of SA has received a string of submissions after asking for input from the public on how to improve the media’s self-regulatory mechanism, the Press Ombudsman said yesterday.

Joe Thloloe said in a statement: “The task team reviewing the council’s constitution, its complaints procedures and the Press Code told the council that it has had great co-operation from the public and the media and that very few South Africans can legitimately say they are not aware of the review.”

Those who have already made submissions included the Law Society of South Africa, the Centre for Constitutional Rights, Media Monitoring Africa, the Freedom of Expression Institute and the South African National Editors Forum.