Independent Press Standards Organisation

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    Question an expert media panel in Belfast on 24 October

    Join a panel of some of the most high profile names in Northern Irish newspapers to discuss press regulation and media issues. A must for anyone working in or with the media or interested in how newspapers and magazines are regulated.

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    IPSO Blog: Glasgow Roadshow

    The IPSO roadshow rolled into Glasgow earlier this week for an evening of debate and discussion with an expert media panel. Director of External Affairs Niall Duffy shares his thoughts on the evening.

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    Is there really a moral equivalence between journalists and PRs?

    Bitterness between PRs and journalists has a lengthy history but sensible journalists understand that the majority of PRs are helpful and truthful, and that we depend on each other. But there cannot be dependence of any kind, no mutual benefits whatsoever, if the journalistic community goes on diminishing at its current rate.

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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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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