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Independent Press Standards Organisation

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 60695, tabled on 17 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to undertake a review of the role of Independent Press Standards Organisation in the regulation of the news media.

Answered on

22 June 2020

The media landscape has changed significantly since the Leveson Inquiry, with crucial changes to press self-regulation. The government is committed to self-regulation and we now have a stronger system through The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).

IPSO is independent of government. In 2016 it commissioned its own external review which found it had made some important achievements in demonstrating it was an independent and effective regulator.

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