• Editors resolve 300 complaints under the ‘Right of Reply’ option0

    National newspaper Editors resolved 300 complaints made directly to them by aggrieved readers in 2019 and 20 complaints with the involvement of the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL). During the year under review, the PCCSL received 83 complaints from the public, of which 13 were outside its scope. The complaints resolved by the

  • UN watchdog reaffirms: Peaceful protests a ‘fundamental human right’0

    GENEVA -As authorities worldwide grapple with swelling demonstrations over issues like political rights and racial justice, a UN committee on July 29, reaffirmed that protesting peacefully, online or in person, is a fundamental human right. The independent experts on the Human Rights Committee published a fresh interpretation of the right to peaceful assembly, offering comprehensive

  • How COVID-19 is threatening press freedom: An interview with Joel Simon

    How COVID-19 is threatening press freedom: An interview with Joel Simon0

    By Ann Cooper As political leaders around the globe battle the coronavirus, a growing number of national governments are using the crisis to punish journalists for their critical reporting. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization that monitors press freedom violations throughout the world. In a recent column for Columbia

  • Newsprint and COVID-19

    Newsprint and COVID-190

    Newsprint and COVID-19 There is good news for news publishers: Contrary to rumor, it is extremely unlikely that readers will catch the coronavirus from printed newspapers, and the newsprint supply chain remains in good shape. Those were the two main points emerging from last Wednesday’s (March 25) WAN-IFRA Webinar with Dr. Rick Stunt, Group Paper

  • 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


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