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Rival press regulator IMPRESS announces appointments panel ahead of planned launch by the end of the yearBy Dominic Ponsford | 29 Aug 2014
Rival press regulator today IMPRESS today announced the members of the appointments panel which will pick its board. The move comes as the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the new regulator backed by most major publishers, prepares for launch on 8 September. IMPRESS claims to have fun
By Press Gazette | 29 May 2014
Independent journalist Joan Smith is to take over from Brian Cathcart as executive director of press reform pressure group Hacked Off.
By Dominic Ponsford | 28 May 2014
The 12-person board which will head up the Independent Press Standards Organisation has been revealed today and comprises five press industry representatives and six figures from outside the industry.
By Dominic Ponsford | 23 May 2014
Rival press regulator Impress claims to have raised nearly £100,000 in funding and this week began the search for an appointments panel to recruit its board.
Sun editor David Dinsmore says Leveson has left 'banana republic' level of secrecy in British public lifeBy Dominic Ponsford | 20 May 2014
Sun editor David Dinsmore has claimed that the 2012 Leveson Inquiry has left a “layer of secrecy in British public life that a banana republic would be proud of”.
By Mick Hume | 01 May 2014
Some might see the recent conciliatory comments of Culture Secretary Sajid Javid as a sign of the pro-regulation forces pulling back and conceding, if not defeat, then at least stalemate. But who do you think you are kidding, Javid? The war for press freedom is far from over yet.
By Press Gazette | 01 May 2014
Press publishers have lost their bid to continue a legal battle over the rejection of their version of a Royal Charter to govern the regulation of the press.
By Dominic Ponsford | 29 Apr 2014
The FT has already bailed out of UK press self regulation.
By Dominic Ponsford | 29 Apr 2014
Court of Appeal judge Sir Alan Moses is to be the first chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation it was announced today.
By Dominic Ponsford | 28 Apr 2014
New Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has said that he sees no further role for the Government in the issue of press regulation.
By Dominic Ponsford | 24 Apr 2014
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 Apr 2014
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 Apr 2014
The Financial Times will not be joining new press regulator IPSO - the Independent Press Standards Organisation - editor Lionel Barber announced today.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Mar 2014
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.
John Pilger, Will Hutton, Bob Geldof and Danny Boyle among 200 leading figures urging press to back Royal CharterBy Dominic Ponsford | 18 Mar 2014
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 Mar 2014
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 Dominic Ponsford | 18 Feb 2014
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 Associati
By Dominic Ponsford | 29 Jan 2014
Some MPs on the culture select committee clearly thought Lord Hunt and Michael McManus from the PCC were taking them for a ride yesterday with their insistence that the new press regulator IPSO does comply with Sir Brian Leveson's recommendations of November 2012 on the future regulation of the
MP tells PCC chair Lord Hunt: 'You're being paid £180k for three days a week to shimmy and shift the sands'By Dominic Ponsford | 28 Jan 2014
Lord Hunt today told MPs he was paid £180,000 for a three-day week as chairman of the PCC and that he could chair new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
Maria Miller 'happy' with current situation where most publishers back IPSO regulator, press freedom mission toldBy Dominic Ponsford | 21 Jan 2014
Culture secretary Maria Miller reportedly accepts that the situation where most publishers have signed up to IPSO and none have signed up to the Royal Charter on press regulation could go on for some decades.