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Opinion: The big publishers’ latest scheme: not so much IPSO as WOOPSO – Brian Cathcart

IPSO Designed by PressBOFThe Media Standards Trust’s analysis of the latest press industry scheme for self-regulation, IPSO, should be enough to sink it forever. It shows beyond doubt that, far from delivering the kinds of changes demanded in the Leveson Report, as its authors claim it does, IPSO is another poorly-contrived confidence trick by the big newspaper companies.* Continue reading

Leveson: Opinion Poll shows that 50% of public back cross-party charter and 69% favour tougher press regulation

opinion_pollA new opinion poll carried by YouGov [pdf] and commissioned by the Media Standards Trust shows that 50% of respondents favour the Cross-Party Royal Charter setting up a recognition panel while only 13% favour the PressBoF charter.  A total of 69% of respondents favour tougher press regulation, with only 4% in favour of less tough regulation and 18% in favour of the current level. Continue reading

Media Standards Trust: analysis of proposals for Independent Press Standards Organisation

media-standards-trustOn Monday 8 July 2013 four news publishing associations – the Newspaper Society, the NPA, the Scottish Newspaper Society and the PPA – released plans for a new body to replace the PCC called the ‘Independent Press Standards Organisation’ (IPSO). These plans ‘follow the criteria set out in the Royal Charter put forward by the industry’. In other words, they are based on the criteria in the PressBoF Royal Charter submitted to the Privy Council on 30 April 2013 – not the cross-party Royal Charter passed by Parliament on 18 March 2013. Continue reading

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