Independent Press Standards Organisation

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    Guest Blog: New member Nazir Afzal on his first Complaints Committee

    This week our Complaints Committee met to adjudicate on complaints. Three new members have recently been appointed: Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor; Andrew Pettie, a former journalist; and Miranda Wiram, Head of Strategy and Insight at Forest Enterprise. In this week’s guest blog, Nazir Afzal gives his first impressions of being part of the Committee.

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    IPSO issues guidance on prominence for editors and journalists

    The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has today issued guidance for editors on how it uses its powers to require due prominence in corrections and adjudications.

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    IPSO Blog: Prominence and Proportionality

    Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin on new guidance for editors on due prominence and the fine balance of proportionate regulation.

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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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