Civil society groups

Hacked Off is not the only organisation concerned about the culture, practices and ethics of the press. Many other civil society groups are keen to see the media landscape change, and several gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.


Beat is the UK's only nationwide organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, their family members and friends, and campaigning on their behalf. Beat is also the world's largest eating disorders charity.

Beat’s activities are designed to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of eating disorders; to provide support, help and information to people directly affected; and to increase the understanding and skills of professional staff.

The Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF)

The Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF) seeks to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, communities and nations, in the UK and internationally, in accordance with established national and international human rights law.

Youth Media Agency

The Youth Media Agency is the National home for UK Youth Media: raising the profile of, and supporting, over 300 exciting media platforms. They deliver campaign and media training, working with 16-25 year olds.

In 2011 YMA launched the national #Presschange4youth campaign calling for fair press for children & young people. The evidence gathered from this campaign formed part of their submission to the Leveson Inquiry.


OBJECT is an award-winning organisation that uniquely combines successful political lobbying with grassroots campaigning challenging ‘sex object culture’ – including the sexual objectification of women in newspapers, lads' mags, lap dancing clubs and sexist advertising.

The Traveller Movement

The Traveller Movement works in partnership with Irish Traveller, Gypsy and Roma Communities, and with other organisations and experts in the field of developing practical policy and fully shares and supports Hacked Off’s goals in campaigning for a fairer and accountable press.

Everyday Sexism Project

The Everyday Sexism Project exists to catalogue instances of sexism experienced by women on a day to day basis.

Trans Media Watch

Trans Media Watch is a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues.

Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum

The Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum is a user-led, community forum working to promote the rights of migrants and refugees in London. The Forum's work addresses all aspects of the social exclusion of migrants and refugees with the aim of meaningful integration. They provide advice and support to individuals and community organisations, develop leadership, organise communities and work in partnership to influence policy and facilitate better understanding and inclusion.

The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.

We work with parliament and the media, with criminal justice professionals, studentsand members of the public, influencing debate and forcing through meaningful change to create safer communities.

Neuroimmune Alliance

The Neuroimmune Alliance provides education and awareness of neuroimmune diseases within the medical profession.

Stand Up For Women

Stand Up For Women was founded in 2012 by a collaboration of charity leaders and creatives.

The charity was set up to raise awareness and funds for women’s charities - with a heavy emphasis on comedy in the process!


PAIWAND means unity, which is our principal aim as an Afghan Community Organisation – to unite our refugee community and improve the quality of our community’s life in its new homeland, here in the United Kingdom.

We provide advice and support in respect of health issues, social services education, counselling, welfare support, advocacy and legal issues and the promotion of Afghani arts, culture and traditions, as well as our native Pashto and Farsi languages – for people of all ages in our community – irrespective of their creed, spiritual and political beliefs or their social background.