IPSO has announced its plans for a ‘Town Hall’ style meeting with Q&A and panel discussion in central Birmingham, chaired by BBC West Midlands’ breakfast show host Adrian Goldberg, to mark its second anniversary.
The meeting is an opportunity for members of the public, community groups, local politicians and journalism students to hear from the press regulator and ask questions of an expert media panel.
On the panel will be IPSO Chairman Sir Alan Moses, Keith Harrison, Editor of the Express & Star and Paul Mottram, the Head of Legal & Compliance for publisher Trinity Mirror. Other panelists are expected to be added over the next few weeks. The meeting is open to all but in order to organise refreshments and seating, those attending are kindly requested to RSVP.
Commenting on the event, Adrian Goldberg said: “Newspapers, whether online or in print, remain a very important part of how local communities define themselves and find out what is going on where they live. I’m very pleased to have the chance to chair the IPSO public meeting in Birmingham and look forward to seeing members of the public quiz the people who are responsible for press standards and dealing with complaints about press wrongdoing.”
Sir Alan Moses, Chairman of IPSO, said: “Regulators can be distant and opaque organisations but I am determined to make IPSO as accessible and open as I possibly can. I would encourage anyone with an interest in how the press works and is regulated to come to the meeting and contribute to what I hope will be a fascinating evening.”