New Report: IPSO five years on: “fails to satisfy 25 out of 38 Leveson recommendations”

16 10 2019

A new report from the Media Standards Trust [pdf] has found that the press complaints handling body, IPSO, fails 25 out of 38 of Leveson’s recommendations for an effective and independent press regulator. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Off to IPSO we go … (hey ho)

15 10 2019

On 27 August the Express published an article under their ‘crusade’ to ‘End this injustice’ (in family courts). We were concerned that it contained serious inaccuracies and was misleading. We wrote about that in a post on 30 August : The Danger of Crusades. On 1 September we also lodged a complaint with The Express about those inaccuracies, referencing Clause 1 IPSO Editors’ Code. Read the rest of this entry »





IPSO and Andrew Norfolk: They just won’t face the facts – Brian Cathcart

7 08 2019
What does a sham press regulator do when presented with detailed evidence of serious standards failures at the Times newspaper? Nothing.

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IPSO gets a new chair, a former Tory Minister – Brian Cathcart

3 08 2019
The corporate papers demonstrate yet again that they are happy for politicians to have a role in press regulation – so long as they’re from the right party.

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The Times, IPSO and the Mystery of the Systematic Breaches Sanction – Paul Wragg

19 07 2019

In June 2019, Brian Cathcart and Paddy French published a report which accused Andrew Norfolk and The Times of an anti-Muslim bias in its reporting.  They mention three articles specifically.  Of these, two resulted in complaints to IPSO, both of which were upheld.  In the first, Tower Hamlets v The Times, the newspaper was ‘ordered’ to publish a summary of the adjudication. Read the rest of this entry »





Bob the Builder: can IPSO fix it? – Paul Magrath

8 11 2018

The Transparency Project referred a complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation after the Daily Mail refused to correct substantive inaccuracies in a headline and article about a family court judgment. Read the rest of this entry »





Sexual offences, domestic violence and women’s health: Developments from IPSO and the ASA – Demelza Hassani

31 10 2018

Two recent IPSO developments and one decision from the Advertising Standard Agency (“ASA”) demonstrate a trend towards more active challenging and regulation of the media in respect of issues relating to sexual offences, domestic violence and women’s health. Read the rest of this entry »






Sam Allardyce, the Telegraph and another IPSO Failure – Brian Cathcart

3 09 2018

Read the press and you’d think the sting had been vindicated. Cut through IPSO’s tangled prose, however, and you find the truth is otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »





IPSO Committee betrays its absolute lack of independence via its front-page policy – Jonathan Coad

15 08 2018

In a recent adjudication of a complaint about an errant front-page story published by the Daily Mail misreporting a court award of compensation to a victim of unlawful imprisonment and ill treatment by British armed forces, IPSO has set out its rationale for effectively ruling out the correction of front-page articles via the front page.  Read the rest of this entry »