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 »





Hacked Off: Opinion poll, damning verdict on IPSO after its first year

8 09 2015

IPSOSHAMPOSTER-2Hacked Off has published the results of a YouGov opinion poll which showed that  two thirds of the general public (66%) say they have little or no confidence in IPSO, the regulator set up by the press in defiance of the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry, endorsed by all parties in parliament. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: New Poll shows public wants legislation to implement Leveson

25 04 2015

Opinon PollA YouGov poll of 1717 adults taken over 11-12 April 2015 for the Hacked Off Campaign has found that the public do not believe that press behaviour has improved since the phone hacking scandal, with almost 3 in 5 wanting tougher regulation of the press, and the same proportion wanting further Parliamentary action to deliver it. Read the rest of this entry »








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