Independent Press Standards Organisation

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  • Latest news

    IPSO Blog: Election reporting FAQS

    In the run up to the general election, Complaints Officer Madeline Palacz deals with some of the frequently asked questions around election campaign reporting.

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  • Latest news

    Arrested for blogging: The plight of Saudi Arabian journalists

    Greenslade's blog asks where the British government’s conscience is in relation to the treatment of journalists in Saudi Arabia.

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    IPSO Blog: Why local newspapers are important

    Chief Executive Matt Tee reflects on visiting some of our members and why local papers are vital for our communities and our democracy.

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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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Annual statements 2015

Annual report 2015

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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