The government’s consultation on the press: Amber Rudd and Karen Bradley are trying to deceive the public

15 Nov
The government’s consultation on the press: Amber Rudd and Karen Bradley are trying to deceive the public

Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley have launched a public consultation on the press, but in flagrant breach of the spirit of honest consultation they are twisting the truth and loading the odds. The full online document runs to 35 deeply flawed pages, but this article analyses only the short introduction written

24 Feb
IPSO fails the test

By Brian Cathcart How do we know when press regulation is good enough? The question is topical because IPSO, the self-regulator established by the big corporate newspapers, has been trying lately to persuade us it can be trusted to do its job. IPSO has revealed changes to its rules which it says give it increased

04 Dec
Newspaper Industry releases revised “Editors’ Code”, more comfort for tabloids, nothing for the public

by Dr. Evan Harris A group made up mainly of newspaper editors has released a revised version of the press industry standards code which it instructs IPSO to administer and to “take active steps to ensure that publications” adhere to. The revisions are the result of secret meetings of the “Editors’ Code of Practice Committee”,