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 »

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 »

Brexit and the Newspapers, Where was IPSO – Hacked Off

6 07 2016

900-no-go-areasMost independent commentators have slammed a number of the big newspapers for misleading the public on the referendum, with the New Statesman going so far as trying to explain ‘how the Brexit campaign lied to us – and got away with it’. Read the rest of this entry »

Should IPSO investigate the Sun? Of course, but it won’t – Brian Cathcart

3 06 2016

sun-queen-backs-brexitWhen the editor of a national newspaper announces that, having been found guilty by his regulator of misleading his readers, he is perfectly ready to mislead them again in exactly the same way, there can be no doubt that he is defying the authority of the regulator. Read the rest of this entry »

Accurate Reporting on Migrants is key to balanced debate – Michelle Gribbon

11 02 2016

Migrant ReportA study out last week calls on journalists to include more direct quotes from migrants when reporting on migration, claiming that: “quotations are important… because they highlight whether an individual has exerted an influence on the way in which the story has been shaped by the journalist.” But its call for balanced reporting assumes that all reporting is actually accurate in the first place. 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 »

Hacked Off: IPSO Year One, no regulation, no arbitration, no investigations, no independent auditing, weak excuses from the Chief Executive – Evan Harris

11 09 2015

IPSO-is-a-shamThe so-called Independent Press Standards Organisation, IPSO, was one year old this week.  It was set up in defiance of the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry, of the views of victims, the general public and of Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »