Chairman of the Micronational Press Council
|Chairman of the MPC
|Logo of the MPC|
|Current Chairman||Lucas Campos|
|Since||21 January 2013|
|Term length||Six months|
The Chairman of the Micronational Press Council is the only officer in the MPC. Elections are held every six months, with each member entitled to cast one vote each. Voting is not compulsory. The position is unique in micronationalism as anyone is eligible to stand as a candidate. This is designed to be in line with the Council's values of openness, fairness and accountability.
The responsibilities of the Chairman include:
- Chairing investigations into complaints;
- Guiding MPC policy;
- Moderating the Skype meeting room and online forum;
- Being the public face of the Council; and
- Ensuring the integrity and impartiality of the Council.
|Number||Picture||Name||Outlet||Term start||Term end||Remarks|
|1st||Gordon Freeman||A1 News Service||15 March 2012||21 January 2013||Founder of the MPC and author of the original code of practice. Oversaw initial membership and setting up of the first elections.|
|2nd||Lucas Campos||St.Charlian Observer||21 January 2013||Incumbent||Second Chairman of the MPC.|