IPSO has published the Annual Statements from all publishers who were members in 2014. The statements are required under the terms of members' contract with IPSO. They disclose information about publisher’s approach to editorial standards; complaints-handling processes; training processes and records of compliance, including details of any complaints that have been upheld by IPSO’s Complaints Committee. This is the first time in its history that the press in the United Kingdom has reported to a regulator. Never before has it publicly disclosed its procedures and failures to comply with the Editors’ Code.
Polling evidence released today by the Independent Press Standards Organisation showed strong support for the way it works, in particular that any press regulator should cover the vast majority of UK titles (86% agree); should support those who have been mistreated based on a clear set of rules agreed by the media (80% agree) and should have the power to order a front page correction (81% agree).
IPSO has upheld a complaint from the Office of the First Minister of Scotland about an article published by The Daily Telegraph on 4 April 2015. IPSO’s Complaints Committee judged that, while the newspaper was entitled to report on the memorandum, it had published its contents as facts without taking additional steps prior to publication – such as contacting the parties involved for their comment – to verify their accuracy. As a result, the article was significantly misleading.
IPSO upheld a complaint about an article headlined “Labour’s £1,000 tax on families” published by the Times on 24 April 2015, and required the newspaper to republish its correction with a reference on the front page.
IPSO has upheld a complaint that the Rod Liddle column published by The Sun on 11 December 2014 in relation to Emily Brothers was in breach of the Editors’ Code. This is the first complaint IPSO has considered from a representative group.
IPSO has announced the appointment of Niall Duffy as its first Director of External Affairs. Duffy comes to IPSO after a career in communications that has taken in the RSPCA, Nestle and most recently the airline Flybe’s Director of Comms.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has announced a new Board member. Mehmuda Mian, a former solicitor with a significant non-executive experience, including as a trustee on the BBC Trust and a commissioner on the Independent Police Complaints Committee, will join the Board with immediate effect.
IPSO has found that an article headlined: ‘Tory Minister quits over sex photo’, published by the Sunday Mirror in September 2014, did not breach the Editors’ Code
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP complained to the Press Complaints Commission, prior to the launch of the Independent Press Standards Organisation, that articles headlined 'Boy, 4, has mark of devil'; 'Boyelzebub'; and ''Devil' marks', published by The Sun on 29 July 2014, breached Clause 6 (Children) of the Editors' Code of Practice. Although Dr Wollaston was unconnected with the subjects of the coverage, the Press Complaints Commission decided that there was a public interest in taking forward the complaint on a third-party basis. The complaint has now been resolved between the parties, and as part of that resolution it was agreed that the following record of the complaint and resolution should be made available on the Independent Press Standards Organisation's website.
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