Independent Press Standards Organisation

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  • Latest news

    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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  • Latest news

    Read our October newsletter

    Catch up with the latest news including new Complaints Committee members and the upcoming Belfast roadshow.

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    IPSO Blog: Talking regulation with the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe

    AIPCE is a loose network of independent content regulators for both press and broadcast media. Its annual conferences provides a forum to exchange ideas and to offer and receive advice. It’s also an opportunity strengthen cooperation and communication between the various bodies which regulate the press across Europe.

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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


Need advice?

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