Regulation

Paul Ashford
By Dominic Ponsford 24 April 10:46
The directors have been named for a body which will hold the purse strings and help decide appointments to new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 April 12:28
The Financial Times “supports efforts to create a more robust system of independent regulation for the industry in the wake of the Leveson inquiry”.
By Press Gazette 17 April 13:24
The Financial Times will not be joining new press regulator IPSO - the Independent Press Standards Organisation - editor Lionel Barber announced today.
By Press Gazette 02 April 12:44

The Scottish Sun has been cleared of breaching the Editors' Code by paying a witness in a murder trial.

The Press Complaints Commission has accepted the paper's explanation that the payment was made after the case had concluded.

By Press Gazette 31 March 11:16
The new Independent Press Standards Organisation will launch a month late, with those involved in setting it up saying they "feel it sensible to allow more time".
By Press Gazette 27 March 9:30
The new press regulatory board being established by the industry is a "busted flush", comedian and actor Steve Coogan has claimed.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 March 17:40
Two of the rebel national publishers who have so far refused to sign up to the Independent Press Standards Organisation have hinted that the choice of chairman for the new regulator could change their thinking.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 March 17:38
A former London School of Economics student who travelled with BBC journalist John Sweeney to North Korea last year has said that seven out of the ten students on the trip have no issue with the way they were treated by the BBC.
The Queen (Reuters)
By Dominic Ponsford 18 March 10:32
More than 200 leading UK cultural figures have now signed a declaration urging UK press owners to embrace the cross-party Royal Charter on press regulation.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 March 12:01
The first ever World Association of Newspapers press freedom mission to the UK has urged the Government to back away from any further involvement in regulation of the press.
By Press Gazette 03 March 13:45
Broadcast news and current affairs programmes will be required to give a fair share of editorial coverage to the UK Independence Party in the run-up to this summer's European elections, Ofcom has ruled.
By Press Gazette 03 March 11:25
The BBC has apologised for a "significant scheduling error" which led to a graphic BBC documentary on alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka being broadcast before the watershed.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 February 9:32
Press Complaints Commission chairman Lord Hunt has ruled himself out of heading up new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 February 13:15
The Telegraph has been cleared of breaching the Editors’ Code after publishing a conference-call featuring two employees from Royal Bank of Scotland’s controversial Global Restructuring Group speaking to staff from pharmacy operator Trihealth.
By Press Gazette 20 February 19:43
Newspaper publishers have been refused permission to appeal against the High Court's rejection of their bid to block the cross-party Royal Charter intended to established a new regulatory system for the press.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 February 16:24
An international group of press freedom organisations has urged David Cameron to scrap the Royal Charter-backed system of press regulation and lay off The Guardian. The letter has been sent to Cameron in the wake of an unprecedented press freedom mission to the UK organised by the World Association of Newspapers last month. And it has been informed by meetings held with UK groups including: English PEN, Index on Censorshop and Hacked Off.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 February 8:18

The Press Complaints Commission has produced a sort of league of shame as requested by MPs on the media select committee.

It details the titles which have most frequently committed a breach of the Editors’ Code between 2011 and 2013.

By Press Gazette 12 February 14:49
The Government is spending up to £250,000 on deciding who will choose a press regulation recognition panel which may ultimately have nothing to do.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 February 14:08
The Daily Mail took exception to “wildy inaccurate” figures which depicted it as the UK’s most complained about newspaper.
By Dominic Ponsford 03 February 14:46
The Daily Mail is officially the UK’s most complained about newspaper, according to new analysis of information put out by the Press Complaints Commission.

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