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Press watchdog received a record number of complaints in 2017

More than 20,000 complaints were made to the Independent Press Standards Organisation last year, according to figures published yesterday in their Annual Report, up from nearly 15,000 in 2016.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 06 September 2018 06:55

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IPSO arbitration scheme launches

IPSO’s compulsory arbitration scheme launched yesterday.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 02 August 2018 06:23

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Global call for end to discrimination and abuse of women journalists

Dozens of delegates at the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) gender council conference - from Asia to the Americas and Europe to the Middle East – have issued a global call for action to address the violence, poverty and discrimination faced by women worldwide.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 31 May 2018 07:11

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Katie Hopkins complaint against Mirror upheld

Katie Hopkins complained to IPSO that Mirror.co.uk breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in an article headlined “Katie Hopkins detained in South Africa for ‘spreading racial hatred’ after taking ketamine while collapsed in the street”, published on 6 February 2018.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 25 May 2018 08:11

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Press regulator announces response to Kerslake Report

IPSO yesterday announced a full response to the recommendations made by Lord Kerslake in his report on the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 May 2018 06:54

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Local Editors Call On MPs To Reject DP Bill Press Freedom Curbs

Local newspaper editors from independent weekly publications and larger publishing companies have united to urge MPs to vote against what they describe as the “anti-press amendments” in the Data Protection Bill on Wednesday.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 08 May 2018 06:57

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Major news brands adopt DTSG Good Practice Principles

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) yesterday announced that, after successfully agreeing amends to the DTSG Good Practice Principles, six leading UK news groups now fully support the industry initiative.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 03 May 2018 06:43

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Press watchdog to run compulsory arbitration scheme

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) announced yesterday that it is creating a compulsory version of its low cost arbitration scheme.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 02 May 2018 06:55

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Press watchdog launches ad campaign to counter fake news

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) yesterday launched a national newspaper advertising campaign helping readers know that the publication they are reading is produced against a strict professional code.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 01 May 2018 07:05

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IPSO rules against The Times over ‘Muslim foster home’ story

Tower Hamlets Borough Council complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that The Times breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) in an article headlined “Judge rules child must leave Muslim foster home”, published on 30 August 2017.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 27 April 2018 07:23

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IPSO rules against Sunday Times over grooming story

Miqdaad Versi complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that The Sunday Times breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in an article headlined, “Asians make up 80% of child groomers- study” published on 10 December 2017.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 20 April 2018 07:17

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‘Audience Measurement for Publishers’ launches today

The Published Audience Measurement Company (PAMCo) has today (April 19th) released the industry’s new audience measurement currency, PAMCo - Audience Measurement for Publishers.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 19 April 2018 06:50

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House of Lords urges digital industry to commit to JICWEBS

Following a six-month long enquiry into the UK advertising industry, the House of Lords has recommended that digital industry bodies must be given more power to enforce rules on robust standards or face government legislation.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 17 April 2018 06:30

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NFRN calls on CMA to examine the news supply chain

Senior officials from the NFRN, led by National President Linda Sood, have today (Wednesday April 11) called on the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 11 April 2018 14:10

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Huge gender pay gap revealed in the media industry

Women in the media industry are losing out to men in pay, says the NUJ, with their male colleagues earning more, occupying more senior roles and receiving bigger bonuses, the government gender pay reporting service has revealed.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 09 April 2018 08:25

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India forms committee to regulate online media

After the failed attempt to implement a policy to suspend journalist’s accreditation over fake news, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India has formed a committee without any representation of working journalists to recommend regulations for online media.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 09 April 2018 07:43

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IPSO appoints Ian MacGregor to its Board

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has announced the appointment of Ian MacGregor, President of the Society of Editors and Editor Emeritus of the Telegraph Media Group, to its Board.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 04 April 2018 16:32

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YouTube gets JICWEBS’ brand safety certification

YouTube has achieved certification for brand safety by JICWEBS - the independent UK body that sets best practice and standards for trusted online ad trading.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 07 March 2018 07:06

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Society welcomes decision to formally close the Leveson Inquiry

The Society of Editors last week welcomed an announcement by the government that it is formally closing the Leveson Inquiry.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 06 March 2018 06:53

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IPSO welcomes four new members

The Caerphilly Observer is one of a number of local publishers who have recently signed up to be regulated by IPSO, including liffe Media, West Bridgford Wire, and Thurrock Independent.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 21 February 2018 07:31

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ABC unveils new reporting standards

Yesterday’s Consumer Magazine report marks a key step change for ABC, revealing new industry agreed Standards that simplify reporting and further support market growth, says the ABC.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 February 2018 07:17

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IPSO appoints Helyn Mensah

IPSO has appointed Helyn Mensah, a barrister, to its Complaints Committee.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 09 February 2018 07:13

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JICWEBS and TAG align UK and US brand safety and anti-fraud initiatives

Two leading cross-industry standards bodies in the UK and US this week announced they are aligning many of their key initiatives to create a consistent approach to tackling the big issues facing digital advertising and to increase industry adoption.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 30 January 2018 07:19

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IPSO finds Belfast Telegraph in breach of Clause 1

Following publication of an article published online on 21 June 2016, a man complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that the Belfast Telegraph breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 19 January 2018 06:58

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New Chair of PDRP appointed

The board of the Press Distribution Forum has appointed Steve Cripwell as the new Chair of the Press Distribution Review Panel (PDRP).

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 03 January 2018 17:03

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IPSO announces Standards Investigations Panellists

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) yesterday announced the appointment of nine Standards Investigation Panellists.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 20 December 2017 09:09

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Editors’ Code of Practice revised

The Editors’ Code of Practice, under which the majority of Britain’s newspaper, magazine and news website journalists work, is to be revised, and one important change offers increased protection to children accused of crime.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 19 December 2017 07:03

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Regulator announces new IPSO Mark

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) today announced the launch of the IPSO mark, a visual symbol that can be used by all its publications to show their commitment to professional standards and an edited, regulated product.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 04 December 2017 07:48

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IPSO announces low-cost Leveson-style arbitration scheme

Following a year-long pilot, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) this week announced the details of its low-cost arbitration scheme, featuring much-reduced costs for claimants.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 01 December 2017 07:04

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IPSO issues guidance on reporting deaths and inquests

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) on Friday issued guidance for editors on reporting deaths and inquests.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 27 November 2017 08:51

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IPSO issues guidance on prominence for editors and journalists

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) on Friday issued guidance for editors on how it uses its powers to require due prominence in corrections and adjudications.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 06 November 2017 07:43

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NMA Responds to High Court Judgement on Judicial Review

The NMA has responded to the High Court’s judgement yesterday on the News Media Association’s case for judicial review of the Press Recognition Panel’s decision to recognise Impress.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 13 October 2017 08:11

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IPSO appoints three new members to its Complaints Committee

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has announced three appointments to its Complaints Committee: Nazir Afzal OBE, Miranda Winram and Andrew Pettie.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 05 October 2017 06:00

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SoE: Impress breach own standards

The Society of Editors has questioned whether press regulator Impress can continue after it admitted some of most senior board members had breached its standards.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 02 October 2017 07:17

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Industry announces next stage in fight to tackle online ad fraud

JICWEBS – the independent body that defines best practice and standards for trusted online ad trading in the UK – has announced the next stage in the move to tackle online ad fraud.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 27 September 2017 07:39

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IPSO rules against Mail on Sunday

Following publication of an article headlined “The terror law chief and the 'cover-up' that could explode UK's biggest bomb trial”, published on 5th March, Max Hill complained to IPSO that the Mail on Sunday breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 26 September 2017 08:36

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IPSO rules against Mail on Sunday on global warming article

Following an article published on 5 February 2017 in the Mail on Sunday, headlined “EXPOSED How world leaders were duped over global warming”, Bob Ward complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 19 September 2017 06:18

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Journalistic Exemptions Proposed for the Data Protection Bill

Journalists are among various professionals who have been highlighted to be shielded by new legislation intended to update data protection rules, the UK government has said.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 15 September 2017 07:22

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IPSO finds Paisley Daily Express in breach of Clause 11

Following two articles published by Paisley Daily Express in 2017, a man complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that Paisley Daily Express breached Clause 11 (Victims of sexual assault) of the Editors’ Code of Practice.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 15 September 2017 07:08

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IPSO upholds accuracy complaint against Mail on Sunday

Decision of the Complaints Committee made concerning a Mail on Sunday story headlined "Revealed: How top QC 'buried evidence of Met bribes to put innocent man in jail'"

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 08 August 2017 08:00

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IPSO upholds Prince Harry complaint against Mail Online

The complaint followed an article published on Mail Online on 4 March 2017, headlined “Time to cool off! Happy (and hunky) Prince Harry enjoys a dip in the ocean as he and Meghan relax on the beach in Jamaica after his ‘wingman’s’ sun-drenched wedding.”

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 17 July 2017 08:25

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IPSO Chairman reappointed

The IPSO Appointments Panel announced yesterday that it has reappointed Sir Alan Moses as Chairman of IPSO for a second term.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 13 July 2017 06:43

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Neil Benson to chair Editors’ Code of Practice Committee

Neil Benson has been elected to chair the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which writes and revises the code of standards policed by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 06 July 2017 06:34

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JICWEBS takes new steps to combat online ad issues

JICWEBS – the industry owned independent body that defines best practice and standards for online ad trading in the UK – has undergone a number of changes in its drive to tackle the rising threats of online ad fraud and brand safety.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 05 July 2017 07:32

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IPSO issues guidance on using material taken from social media

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) yesterday issued guidance for editors and journalists relating to the republication of material taken from social media.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 04 July 2017 06:54

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NUJ: New police guidelines for the media fail to increase openness

The NUJ has welcomed changes to proposed police media relations guidelines which would have prevented the press from speaking directly to officers working on cases, but believes the police could do much more to help journalists report matters in the public interest.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 28 June 2017 06:26

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Alan Quarry named Chairman of BPA Worldwide Board of Directors

Alan Quarry, chairman of Quarry Integrated Communications, was appointed Chairman of the BPA Worldwide Board of Directors during its recent meeting held in New York City.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 01 June 2017 07:23

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IPSO publishes annual statements

IPSO yesterday published the third set of annual statements, covering the period 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 26 May 2017 07:37

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BPA names PulsePoint exclusive programmatic partner

PulsePoint, a leading global programmatic advertising platform, yesterday announced its exclusive partnership with BPA Worldwide, a global not-for-profit provider of business media auditing services.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 17 May 2017 07:54

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IPSO upholds Gordon Brown complaint against Daily Telegraph

Following an article published in the Daily Telegraph on 24 and 27 December 2016, Gordon Brown complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that the Daily Telegraph breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 May 2017 07:54

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