The Press Council cannot impose a sentence on the mass media or assure the complainant financial compensation. In cases concerning sound press ethics the Press Council can express its criticism. In cases about reply the Council may direct the editor of the mass media in question to publish a reply. In both types of cases the Council may direct the editor to publish the decision of the Council to an extent specified by the Council.
The Council consist of eight people. As of November 21, 2005 they are;