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 of its Standards Code and Guidance, led by its Code Committee. The first stage of the 2020-22 Code review involved a call for evidence, open between 23 November 2020 and 26 February 2021. Through this process we invited submissions and evidence on a specific range of issues to help us draft a revised IMPRESS Standards Code that continues to be relevant and fit for purpose in the changing world we live in. 

The call for evidence report provides a summary of the submissions we recieved from individuals and organisations during our open call for evidence on seven key themes: accuracy, children, discrimination, fairness, harassment, journalism online and public safety. The evidence collected will inform future stages of the Code review process, including research, workshops and further consultation. Further public consultation on a new version of the IMPRESS Standards Code will take place in 2022.


A complete list of the submissions is available here. 


✉️ If you or your organisation would like to take part in the IMPRESS Code Review 2020-22, please contact the team at