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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  • Latest news

    IPSO Blog: Saying sorry – the Editors’ Code and apologies

    Head of complaints Bianca Strohmann looks at how the Editors’ Code applies to apologies and sets out some of the factors IPSO’s Complaints Committee might consider when deciding on whether or not to sanction a newspaper for not publishing one.

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    IPSO Blog: Launch of the compulsory arbitration scheme - what do the changes mean?

    Complaints and Arbitration Officer Madeline Palacz on what the changes to IPSO's arbitration scheme mean and how we might be able to help you access your legal rights quickly, cheaply and effectively with compulsory arbitration

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    Catch up with the latest IPSO news

    Find out about the launch of our compulsory arbitration scheme and more with our latest newsletter.

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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