Independent Press Standards Organisation

We are IPSO, the independent regulator of most of the UK’s newspapers and magazines. We protect people’s rights, uphold high standards of journalism and help to maintain freedom of expression.

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  • Latest news

    IPSO Blog: Potential press harassment after major incidents – how we can help

    The progress report of the inquiry into the Manchester arena bombing said the panel would look at the role of both mainstream and social media during the response phase of the attack amid concerns about media intrusion. Head of Complaints Bianca Strohmann explains how IPSO can help with potential press harassment following a major incident like the Manchester attack.

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    IPSO issues new information for the public on court reporting; reporting of deaths and inquests and how journalists use information from social media

    The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has today issued new information sheets for the public, the first three of a new series.

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    IPSO Blog: Supporting the public with new information

    Standards Officer Liam Tedds on new public information to support people to confidently engage with the press if they wish to and letting them know where they can seek help if they need it.

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Press standards

IPSO helps to uphold professional standards in journalism. We monitor our members' compliance with the Editors' Code, provide guidance and training, and can carry out standards investigations where we believe there have been serious and systemic breaches of the Code.

Annual statements 2016

Annual report 2016


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IPSO staff members are available to assist and advise members of the public, complainants, editors and journalists. Please contact us on 0300 123 2220 or