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IMPRESS celebrates five years of approved regulation

IMPRESS has today published its 2020-21 Annual Report, which coincides with the fifth anniversary of it becoming the only officially approved regulator under the Royal Charter on self-regulation…

SPOTLIGHT | David Leigh, IMPRESS Board member: "Decent self-regulation does not threaten the free press, but actually helps it to earn respect, raises standards and promotes the public interest."

 

David Leigh is an investigative journalist with a career spanning over 40 years. Formerly Investigations Editor at the Guardian and Anthony Sampson Professor of Reporting at City University, David joined…

IMPRESS publishes Code Review Call for Evidence Report

 

As part of our ongoing Code Review process, we have published a report summarising submissions made to our open call for evidence. 

​​​​In late 2020, IMPRESS launched a comprehensive review…

Reporting of personal information of defendants in criminal cases: an overview

By Lexie Kirkconnell-Kawana, Head of Regulation at IMPRESS.

When the media report personal information about you it can be embarrassing, hurtful and potentially harmful…

SPOTLIGHT | Dr Craig Gent, IMPRESS Code Committee Member: 'A standards code is a necessity for any professional publisher or working journalist'

 

Dr Craig Gent is an editor, writer, researcher and Head of Operations at Novara Media, an independent multimedia publisher specialising in political news, commentary and analysis.

In April of this year…

LSE Media Policy Blog | Online Safety Bill: Five thoughts on its impact on journalism by IMPRESS's Lexie Kirkconnell-Kawana

Last month, the UK Government published its much anticipated Online Safety Bill which aims to tackle ‘harmful’ content on social media and elsewhere online.

In a new piece for the LSE's…