Independent Press Standards Organisation

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    Update on the Sun column of 18 July 2016 headlined “Why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice?”

    As of Friday 22 July IPSO has received over 1,700 complaints relating to this article. The majority of these refer to Clauses 1 (Accuracy), 3 (Harassment) and 12 (Discrimination) of the Editors’ Code of Practice. We will be taking forward a complaint from the party directly affected and will be handling this in accordance with our normal procedures. While the matter is ongoing, IPSO will not make any further comment on the case.

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    Read IPSO's June 2016 newsletter

    Read IPSO's latest newsletter for updates on the 2015 annual statements and the Journalists' Whistleblowing Hotline.

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    IPSO issues annual statements from its 2500 regulated publications

    Statements provide details on compliance, training and editorial standards and cover the calendar year 2015 and disclose information about the publishers’ approach to editorial standards; complaints-handling procedures; training processes and records of compliance, including details of any complaints that have been upheld by IPSO’s Complaints Committee.

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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 2015

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