Hacked Off are not the only organisation concerned about the culture, practices and ethics of the press.
See below for links to our partnership organisations and some recent research from other groups who are keen to see the media landscape change.
If your organisation would like to add any information to this page then please contact Evan Harris.
An evaluation of eleven British national newspapers’ portrayal of women over a two week period in September 2012, including recommendations on press regulation reform in order to reduce harm to, and discrimination against, women.
ENGAGE is a not-for-profit company that was founded in 2008 to help empower and encourage British Muslims within local communities to be more actively involved in British media and politics. Engage were one of the first campaign organisations to submit evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.
The media doesn’t cause eating disorders, but the media can strongly influence attitudes, beliefs and actions. Reporting eating disorders honestly, truthfully and with compassion for those affected makes a tremendous difference. It helps overcome the stigma and shame many people feel – making it easier for them to accept the treatment and support they need to beat an eating disorder.
Beat is the UK’s largest eating disorders charity. Read about their campaign to change the way eating disorders are reported in the media here.
Trans Media Watch is a charity that aims to improve coverage and understanding of trans and intersex issues in the media and amongst policy makers. TMW works proactively with organisations across the press and broadcast sectors to challenge problem coverage but also to prevent things going wrong in the first place. TMW provide training, resources and guidance to the media to try to bring about change.
The Youth Media Agency is the strategic home of youth media in the UK. YMA support over 300 youth media platforms across radio, broadcast and print while helping creative young people to get their foot through the media industry door. Their Creative Associates programme, combined with training and campaigns experience gives young people the experience they need and a voice in an increasingly competitive industry. In addition, the Youth Media Agency campaign on behalf of young people against the by-and-large negative portrayal of young people in the media. Their ongoing campaign for age discrimination to be included in the Editor’s code and for the PCC to be more accessible to young people is supported by over 100 organisations.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the world. They campaign, lobby, publish research and through their legal team, represent children and young adults in custody.
Their submission to the Leveson Inquiry highlights their concerns about the reporting of crime and the impact it has on public debate around law and order issues including its effect on government sentencing policy; the treatment of suspects in court proceedings and the misrepresentation of both the level of crime and sentencing but also the experience of imprisonment and the character of the people within in the system.
The early findings of a report into the overwhelmingly treatment of asylum seekers and refugees in the British press, with a call for change and a fairer portrayal.