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: Commercial's complicated

    Director of Operations Charlotte Dewar on Open Democracy's allegations that The Evening Standard was offering a select group of advertisers favourable news and comment pieces and the wider discussion among publishers, advertisers and readers about the evolving and sometimes challenging relationships between the editorial and commercial sides of news businesses.

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    IPSO Blog: Supporting journalists to report suicide responsibly

    After the death yesterday of designer Kate Spade, we have received many comments and questions about the reporting of suicide. Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin on how IPSO supports journalists to write about this complex issue responsibly.

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    IPSO Blog: Striking a balance – positive and negative stereotypes in the media

    Head of Complaints Bianca Strohmann on the Royal Society of Health's report on attitudes to ageing - and the challenges of allowing public debate while offering protection to groups and protecting the rights of individuals.

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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