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 appoints Barrister Helyn Mensah to Complaints Committee

    Helyn is a barrister specialising in intellectual property law at 33 Bedford Row chambers with experience in a broad range of intellectual property matters. She has advised a number of well-known domestic and international clients from diverse sectors, including the Arcadia Group, Burberry, Interflora, Phones-4-U and Standard Life. She will be a lay member of the Committee.

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    Guest blog: How the media report domestic abuse and sexual violence

    Our guest blogger Jennifer Potter on why the recent interaction between Angles - a project which aims to bring people together with survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence - and IPSO, is a good reminder that positive change really can be encouraged and influenced when you bring the right people together in the right format and facilitate a real conversation!

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    Join us for the IPSO lecture on 24 April

    Join us for the third annual IPSO lecture given by Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, the president of the Royal Statisical Society and Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. His talk will be on on the media’s use of statistics and portrayal of risk and he will be joined by Sir Alan Moses, IPSO's Chairman.

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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