• Eminent QC appointed as IPSO Chairman0

    Edward Faulks QC, Lord Faulks, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), with effect from January 01, 2020, the IPSO Appointments Panel has announced. Edward Faulks has a long career as a barrister specialising in claims arising from the Human Rights Act, professional and clinical negligence, personal injury, education,

  • IPSO publishes new guidance on reporting of major incidents0

    Based on the Editors’ Code of Practice, the guidance covers three key areas – the reporting of breaking news, the immediate aftermath of the incident and anniversaries − outlining key questions for journalists to consider and highlighting useful case studies. The guidance is accompanied by new information for the public on what to expect from

  • Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case0

    The EU’s top court has ruled that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally. It means the firm only needs to remove links from its search results in Europe – and not elsewhere – after receiving an appropriate request. The ruling stems from a dispute between Google and a French

  • Threat to New York Times Reporter0

    New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger in a new op-ed alleges that President Trump accepts or even encourages “brutal crackdowns” on journalists worldwide. “The hard work of journalism has long carried risks, especially in countries without democratic safeguards. But what’s different today is that these brutal crackdowns are being passively accepted and perhaps even

  • Response to questions concerning upheld complaints from AIPCE members

    Response to questions concerning upheld complaints from AIPCE members0

    Mr. Peter Feeney, Press Ombudsman, Office of the Press Ombudsman, Dublin, Ireland questions concerning publication of upheld complaints where the offending article has been published in both print and digital editions. He adds, the current practice requires complainants to provide them with a copy of the article the subject of the complaint. If the complainant

  • Checklist for reporting on refugees

    Checklist for reporting on refugees0

    The checklist serves self-reflection and is a guide to practice, the basis for the decisions of the Press Council of Austria is of course still only the code of honour for the Austrian press. 1. Would I report misconduct even if it had not been set by a foreigner/asylum seeker/migrant? 2. Have I researched the