Sarah Baxter has joined the Complaints Committee at IPSO.
IPSO has published its Guidance for Journalists on the Reporting of Suicide, in addition to a public information leaflet on the topic.
IPSO has appointed Manuela Grayson and Bulbul Basu as lay members of its Complaints Committee. The Committee rules on complaints to IPSO that the Editors’ Code of Practice has been breached and has the power to determine the nature, extent, and placement of remedies in cases where it upholds a complaint.
IPSO has published its Annual Report for 2022. It covers how IPSO developed its five-year corporate strategy for 2023-2028. The strategy sets out how IPSO is delivering its core purpose of protecting the public and freedom of expression, by upholding high editorial standards.
Member publications of IPSO are required to submit statements every year to explain their approach to editorial standards. Standards Officer, Rosemary Douce reports that the statements for 2022 have now been published.
IPSO has launched its Guidance on Reporting of Sex and Gender Identity for editors and journalists. It covers the reporting of court proceedings, the importance of accurate representation of policy, and whether information about an individual’s gender identity is genuinely relevant to the article.
The information for survivors is designed to help people understand the rules which newspapers and magazines regulated by IPSO must follow when reporting on sexual offences.
The Sun breached Clause 12 (Discrimination) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in a column about the Duchess of Sussex that included a pejorative and prejudicial reference to her sex.
The external Review, carried out by the former senior civil servant Sir Bill Jeffrey, recognises the breadth and depth of experience IPSO has built up in eight years of operation.