The Press Problem: How to Avoid Hate When Discussing Muslim Affairs – Aidan White

2 09 2017

IPSO has received hundreds of complaints concerning a column in the British newspaper ‘The Sun’ in which the phrase “the Muslim Problem” – by many perceived as a reference to the Nazi terminology “the Jewish Problem” – was used. Read the rest of this entry »





The dangers of ‘doxing’ and the implications for media regulation – David Brake

24 08 2017

The events in the US city of Charlottesville where a far-right protest turned violent raise a multitude of questions – some of which touch upon media ethics and media regulation. Especially the practice of ‘doxing’ – sharing individuals’ personal information online to cause them harm – has significant ethical and regulatory ramifications.  Read the rest of this entry »





Prince Harry and David Beckham: a close look at IPSO’s approach to privacy – Oliver Lock

14 08 2017

IPSO recently published its decisions on two separate privacy complaints brought against the Mail Online: the first by Prince Harry (which was upheld) and the second by David and Victoria Beckham (which was not). Read the rest of this entry »





Mainstream news media have earned the distrust they complain of – Brian Cathcart

12 08 2017

‘Can you trust the mainstream media?’ asks the very mainstream Observer in a 5,000-word analysis by Andrew Harrison, and then it supplies the answer, pretty resoundingly: ‘Yes, you can!’ Read the rest of this entry »





Country rules: the ‘splinternet’ may be the future of the web – Terry Flew

10 08 2017
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Both The Economist and WIRED are worried about the “splinternet”. The UK research organisation NESTA thinks it could “break up” the world wide web as we know it. Read the rest of this entry »





Achievement unlocked: Our experience of the IPSO process – Transparency Project

3 08 2017

The Independent Press Standards Organisation have recently published the “Resolution Statement” in respect of our complaint about an article by The Telegraph’s Christopher Booker regarding Court of Protection proceedings concerning the now deceased brother of Teresa Kirk, Manuel Martins. Read the rest of this entry »





Murdoch bid for Sky is not just about news – Sally Broughton Micova

15 07 2017

When Ofcom published its report to the media and culture secretary, Karen Bradley, on its public interest test for the proposed acquisition of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox, it rightly found that a takeover would raise public interest concerns. Read the rest of this entry »