Convict claimed publication of partial address put her at risk from gangs
The Press Complaints Commission was set up in 1991 to ensure that British newspapers and magazines follow the letter and spirit of the Editor’s Code of Practice which deals with ethical issues such as inaccuracy, privacy, misrepresentation and harassment. The PCC was replaced by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) in 2014.
Most complaints are resolved directly by editors to the satisfaction of those complaining. ISPO adjudicates formally on the remainder, with all critical adjudications published in full by the publications involved.
We aim to cover all IPSO adjudications on HoldtheFrontPage, and you will find them here.
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Newspaper contacted security firm owner after request to desist
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Story was based on press release sent to newspaper
Press watchdog rules there was public interest in publication
Correspondent made “outlandish and unrealistic” claims
Watchdog finds in favour of defendant’s wife
Sunday title rapped by IPSO
Organisation’s complaint rejected by watchdog
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Inaugural holder of post to step down this year
Boyfriend claimed he had received threats from readers