Recently we relaunched our arbitration scheme, making it cheaper and more accessible to the public. This move was welcomed by many, including the Chair of the Digital Culture Media and Sport Select Committee, Damian Collins.
December's newsletter contains updates on the new IPSO mark, arbitration and our newly published guidance.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) today announced the launch of the IPSO mark (attached), a visual symbol that can be used by all its publications to show their commitment to professional standards and an edited, regulated product.
Following a year-long pilot, IPSO has announced the details of its low-cost arbitration scheme, featuring much-reduced costs for claimants. The scheme, commencing on Monday 27 November, offers low-cost access to justice as envisaged in the Leveson report and replaces the pilot scheme IPSO has run for a year.
IPSO has issued guidance for editors on reporting deaths and inquests which contains a framework for editors and journalists as well as relevant case studies. It encourages editors and journalists to consider key questions in line with the Code on a number of issues including the reporting of inquests; coverage of funerals; writing obituaries; and considerations around reporting the breaking news of a death.
Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin on how our new guidance can help journalists and editors think through issues around the reporting of deaths
This week our Complaints Committee met to adjudicate on complaints. Three new members have recently been appointed: Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor; Andrew Pettie, a former journalist; and Miranda Wiram, Head of Strategy and Insight at Forest Enterprise. In this week’s guest blog, Nazir Afzal gives his first impressions of being part of the Committee.
Director of External Affairs Niall Duffy on our outreach work around the world and talking about press regulation from Manila to Detroit.
Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin on new guidance for editors on due prominence and the fine balance of proportionate regulation.
@IpsoNews 15th Dec 2017
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@IpsoNews 15th Dec 2017
This week's blog is on our relaunched arbitration scheme: ow.ly/QzGd30hfbfg https://t.co/VAuhFJHLTb