IPSO has issued an upheld ruling on the complaint by Buckingham Palace about an article headlined "Queen backs Brexit" published on 9 March 2016.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has published its ruling on the complaint from Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) relating to an article published by The Sun on Monday 23 November 2015. The article, which generated more than 3,000 complaints, was headlined “1 in 5 Brit Muslims’ sympathy for jihadis”.
IPSO has announced that an overwhelming majority of its member publications have voted in favour of revised rules and regulations, giving it enhanced powers and greater independence. The new rules come into operation on Tuesday 1st March 2016. An agreement with the Regulatory Funding Company (RFC) has also been reached on a four-year budget which will see the organisation through to 2020. The deal gives IPSO financial certainty and the ability to plan with confidence through to the end of the first five years of its operation.
Sir Joseph Pilling KCB has been appointed to conduct an external review of the independence and effectiveness of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). He was appointed by the arms-length IPSO Appointments Panel, chaired by Wendy Harris, with a majority of non-industry members who are also not members of IPSO’s Board.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has announced two additions to its Board, one lay member and one industry member who has recent senior experience in the national mass market newspapers sector.
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.
@IpsoNews 19th Mar 2018
@lhdgsn Hi Lizzie, I'm afraid copyright is not part of our remit as regulator. You'll need to seek legal advice
@IpsoNews 19th Mar 2018