Publication of information prompted press watchdog complaint
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.
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Approach to local party for biography was sufficient
Singer accepted comments on underage girls were accurately reported
Organisation says term too “vague and expansive”
Complaint lodged after interaction with reporter and photographer
Man who breached restraining order went to IPSO over story
IPSO rules newspaper took appropriate steps to verify claims
IPSO rules newspaper was entitled to compare political and religious views
Report was based on police press release
Teenage bride claimed privacy intrusion
Dad also objected to use of “stepfather” to refer to child’s mum’s new partner
Man claimed weekly should have highlighted risks in piece
Readers had named mother after story link posted on Facebook
Guidelines also brought to help journalists covering such events
Benson hits out at “murky maelstrom of fake news, propaganda and manipulation”
Woman claimed members of local community had discovered identity