News: Press Recognition Panel recognises Impress as an independent press regulator

25 10 2016

impress2xThe independent Press Recognition Panel (“PRP”) has today approved IMPRESS as an independent self-regulator of the press.  At a public board meeting today, the PRP grant recognition to IMPRESS as a regulator within the meaning of the Royal Charter on the Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf]. Read the rest of this entry »

History repeated as IPSO morphs into the PCC – Steven Barnett

25 10 2016

sir-alan-mosesAnyone reading last week’s newspaper editorials  in newspapers such as the Mail or the Telegraph will know that our press is anxious. This week, the independent Press Recognition Panel – established by Parliament as part of the post-Leveson framework – is meeting to decide whether to confer recognition status on Impress, a self-regulator established in order to meet the Charter criteria for genuinely effective and independent self-regulation. Read the rest of this entry »

Transparency Project: Press regulation, why we are unimpressed by IPSO – Paul Magrath

21 10 2016

IPSO-logo1There are many things wrong with the way the national press reports legal matters, especially matters relating to the Family Court and the Court of Protection. But they are not going to get better unless and until the so-called regulator, IPSO, takes firmer action to enforce the Editors Code of Practice. Read the rest of this entry »

The relentless humiliation of IPSO and Sir Alan Moses – Brian Cathcart

14 10 2016

Murdoch and IPSOThe big national newspapers are on the warpath again about regulation, desperately promoting the supposed virtues of their pet regulator, IPSO, and warning hysterically that any alternative means the end of the world as we know it. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Press Recognition Panel Report – Urgent Action Required, Section 40 should be commenced

13 10 2016

prpThe Press Recognition Panel (“PRP”) has published its first “Annual Report on the Recognition System” [pdf].  It says that urgent action is required if the post Leveson system of independent self-regulation is to be given a chance to succeed. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pilling Review of IPSO: An exercise in futility – Martin Moore

12 10 2016

pilling-reportIf the Pilling Review [pdf] was the industry’s attempt to give IPSO some legitimacy then it has backfired.

The review was set up by IPSO, paid for by IPSO, and had terms of reference agreed with IPSO, in order to assess the independence and effectiveness of IPSO. In that sense its purpose was compromised before it had even begun. Read the rest of this entry »

10 ways in which the Telegraph’s Fraser Nelson gets it wrong about Allardyce, Leveson and the Press – Brian Cathcart

1 10 2016

allardyce2Isn’t the Daily Telegraph great? That, in essence, is the question Fraser Nelson asks in his article (in the Telegraph) entitled ‘The value of our threatened free press is the real Sam Allardyce exposé’. But in his eagerness Nelson is in danger of prompting the opposite answer to the one he is hoping for. Read the rest of this entry »