We may ask for more detail, but once the full details have been established, we will try to resolve any complaint brought under the Editors’ Code within 28 days.
If you are dissatisfied with our answer, you may then refer the matter to IPSO.
Such measures are not only anathema to press freedom, but also to natural justice.
Whether the amendments pass into the statute books depends on MPs.
Complaints about editorial content – who to contact: The Press is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation and we seek to abide by the Editors’ Code which is enforced by IPSO. Complaints and requests for editorial corrections or clarifications should be referred to the editor in the first instance, who can be contacted as follows: by email to [email protected] or by post at The Press, 84-86 Walmgate, York, YO1 9YN.
It is essential that your email is headed “Complaint” in the subject line and contains the following information: your name, postal address, email address and telephone number; title of the publication concerned; date of publication; page number or website page address (or a copy of the story); and details of the complaint.
It’s also true that journalists and editors sometimes make misjudgements and mistakes.
Just today, has been rebuked over its story of last year that alleged Tower Hamlets council had placed a Christian child with Muslim foster parents, to the child’s detriment.
The Labour Party is committed to pushing for a Leveson-esque inquiry (despite the fact that the purpose of the bill is to update data protection laws in any event); many within the party’s ranks also back the proposal to change the costs regime in privacy cases.
For those who have been on the receiving end of critical – and perhaps erroneous – media coverage, that attitude is perhaps understandable.