IPSO set up to fail even more dismally than its predecessor – Jonathan Coad

13 10 2015

IPSOVSPCCThe PCC was belatedly consigned to the dustbin of history when it was finally so obvious that it was a failed regulator (as was always its purpose) that even the press finally had to admit it.  From that point the press will have begun the process of replacing it with an entity which was as institutionally bound to fail as its predecessor – ideally with a cloak of respectability derived from hiring high profile individuals who would then be prepared for a healthy salary to participate in the same confidence trick that comprised the PCC.  Read the rest of this entry »

IPSO, the Daily Telegraph and Anti-Semitism – Evan Harris

8 10 2015

Jeremy-Corbyn-009Earlier this week IPSO publicised its ruling on a complaint by Ivan Lewis MP about a front page news story headlined “Labour grandees round on ‘anti-Semite’ Corbyn,” which reported falsely that Mr Lewis had accused Mr Corbyn of being anti-semitic. Read the rest of this entry »

The Legacy of Leveson and a new era for journalism – Jonathan Heawood

3 10 2015

Lord Justice LevesonThe Press Recognition Panel, the body set up after the Leveson Inquiry to give life to a new system of press regulation, has opened its doors for business. This is good news for the press and the public alike. If a press regulator is recognised by this body, it will be able to offer British journalists effective protection from the chilling effects of bullying litigation and also protect the public by requiring news publishers to adhere to a framework of accountability. Read the rest of this entry »

The Headline that wasn’t: impotent IPSO bows to the Sun – Brian Cathcart

1 10 2015

09-Emily-Brothers-on-stage-with-LGBT-Manifesto-IMG_0244-e1443525422119Two brief paragraphs written by the chair of IPSO have given us a clear insight into the power relationship between the so-called ‘toughest regulator anywhere in the developed world’ and one of the biggest papers it regulates. Read the rest of this entry »

IPSO Chief Executive descends to double speak in an attempt to mask its failure – Jonathan Coad

28 09 2015

Murdoch and IPSOAt the Protecting the Media conference on 24 September 2015 one of the speakers was the IPSO Chief Executive, Matt Tee. He was given a slot to make his case that IPSO was fit for purpose as a genuinely independent and effective regulator. Despite the assumption that he had crafted the best possible case for this proposition, what emerged was further cogent evidence to the contrary. Read the rest of this entry »

Leveson is happening at last: good news for everyone and a great opportunity for journalism – Brian Cathcart

22 09 2015

Leveson reportIt has been a long time coming, but the first of the big reforms recommended by the Leveson Inquiry is finally going to happen, and that is good news for all of us because it means greatly enhanced access to justice in some cases where our legal rights may have been breached. Read the rest of this entry »


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