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: Could potential changes to EU’s Audio Visual Media Services Directive impact future regulation?

    Policy and Public Affairs Officer Sophie Malleson on why a complicated media landscape presents challenges for video sharing platforms and future regulation.

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    IPSO Blog: Photography

    Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin addresses some of the questions we’ve had in response to our photography podcast.

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    Guest blog: Reporting on suicides by young people

    In the second in our series of blogs with Samaritans, Lorna Fraser, Executive Lead of their Media Advisory Service, looks at some of the specific challenges journalists face when reporting on suicides by young people and some of the additional sensitivities and risks which can make young people a particularly vulnerable audience.

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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