Ruling on Fatima Manji is further proof that IPSO fails as a press regulator – Alexander Brown

22 10 2016

image-20161020-8862-1be8neuShortly after the Nice terror attack in July, Kelvin MacKenzie, a former editor of The Sun newspaper addressed the issue in his regular column in the tabloid newspaper: “Was it appropriate for [Fatima Manji] to be on camera when there had been yet another shocking slaughter by a Muslim?” he asked. 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 »

News: Report of “External Review” of IPSO released, Hacked Off condemns as “manifestly bogus”

12 10 2016

ipso-reviewThe report of the “External Review” [pdf] of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (“IPSO”) by retired civil servant Sir Joseph Pilling, has been published. Read the rest of this entry »

Response from IPSO to a complaint about the Daily Mail – Sarah Phillimore

10 10 2016

daily-mail-spoof-209x300On 6 September 2016 four family lawyers complained to the Daily Mail about their article published on 31 August 2016. We asserted that it seriously misrepresented the views of the President of the Family Division by reporting he considered money spent on lawyers in care proceedings was being ‘squandered’. Read the rest of this entry »