IPSO: It’s déjà vu all over again – Mike Jempson

1 06 2014

MediaWiseGive newspapers more time to put their houses in order.’ Sounds familiar? That was the plea of Labour’s Lord MacGregor, the then Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, in January 1992. He was responding to the announcement that the Tory Government had appointed lawyer Sir David Calcutt to review the efficacy of press self-regulation. Read the rest of this entry »





IPSO FACTO: No EU conspiracy for state control of the press (PS The PCC is useless) – Mike Jempson

27 11 2013

MediaWiseAfter seven weary months and a correspondence running to more than 20,000 words, the Press Complaints Commission has made a final ‘adjudication’ about Andrew Gilligan’s ludicrous claim in the Sunday Telegraph last April that a motley bunch of academics and voluntary organisations are part of a European Union-funded conspiracy to hand control of the press to the state. Read the rest of this entry »





Who is talking about statutory CONTROL of the Press – Mike Jempson

15 11 2012

It was inevitable that the bullyboys of the newspaper industry would campaign under a spurious banner of press freedom against any attempt by Lord Justice Leveson or politicians to clip their wings.  It is a pity that the Press Gazette chose to give succour to their ‘case’ with an equally spurious poll – no more accurate or scientific than those run by The Sun, Daily Express and Daily Mail to feed prejudice and discrimination. Read the rest of this entry »