Independent Press Standards Organisation

We are IPSO, the independent regulator of most of the UK’s newspapers and magazines. We protect people’s rights, uphold high standards of journalism and help to maintain freedom of expression.

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    IPSO Blog: Making an effective complaint

    Senior Complaints Officer Hugo Wallis explains the complaints process and shares his top dos and don'ts for making an effective complaint.

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    Check out the latest news from IPSO

    Check out our latest newsletter featuring new members, section 40 and some interesting complaints case studies.

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    IPSO Blog: How Clause 12 (Discrimination) works

    Complaints Officer John Buckingham shares his thoughts on some of the difficult issues around Clause 12 (Discrimination).

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Press standards

IPSO helps to uphold professional standards in journalism. We monitor our members' compliance with the Editors' Code, provide guidance and training, and can carry out standards investigations where we believe there have been serious and systemic breaches of the Code.

Annual statements 2016

Annual report 2016


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IPSO staff members are available to assist and advise members of the public, complainants, editors and journalists. Please contact us on 0300 123 2220 or