Independent Press Standards Organisation

Welcome to the website of IPSO. We are the independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK

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    Media coverage of terrorism is essential in a free society

    Greenslade on whether it is right for the media to grant terrorists the publicity they seek and the role newspapers have in informing the public.

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    IPSO lecture with John Whittingdale rearranged

    Please join us for the second annual IPSO lecture on Thursday 6 July from 6pm at Church House Westminster.

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    Will we lose the first rough draft of history if newspapers die?

    Greenslade on how lovers of newspapers content should begin thinking about how to preserve it for all time in its non-inky form.

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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.

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Annual statements 2016

Annual report 2015

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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