In accordance with its Constitution, the Council pursues its objectives by:
Considering and dealing with complaints and concerns about material in newspapers, magazines and journals, published either in print or on the Internet.
Encouraging and supporting initiatives to address the causes for readers' complaints and concerns.
Keeping under review, and where appropriate, challenging developments which may adversely affect the dissemination of information of public interest and may consequently threaten the public's right to know.
Making representations to governments, public inquiries and other forums as appropriate on matters concerning freedom of speech and access to information.
Undertaking research and consultation on developments in public policy affecting freedom of speech, and promoting public awareness of such issues.
Promoting an understanding of the roles and activities of the Council through forums and consultations; and encouraging feedback for Council's consideration.