Hacked Off: The Government’s Consultation on the Press: Amber Rudd and Karen Bradley are trying to deceive the public

16 11 2016

consultationHome Secretary Amber Rudd and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley have launched a public consultation on the press, but in flagrant breach of the spirit of honest consultation they are twisting the truth and loading the odds. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Culture Secretary announces consultation on Leveson 2 and Section 40

1 11 2016

karen-bradleyThe Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley, has today made a statement on matters relating press regulation and announced a consultation on Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry and the commencement of section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »