IMPRESS confirmed as approved independent press regulator

Regulator IMPRESS has been confirmed as the UK’s only independent, Leveson-compliant press regulator

The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) has confirmed that IMPRESS continues to meet each of the recognition criteria stated in the Royal Charter. Recognition according to these criteria essentially means that IMPRESS is ‘independent of the print and online publishers it regulates, is appropriately funded, and has systems in place to protect the public.’

This announcement is the conclusion of the first cyclical review of IMPRESS by the PRP since recognition in October 2016 following the Charter, to periodically re-assess the approved regulator to ensure it continues to meet the recognition criteria. As part of this review, the PRP held an open call for information.

Jonathan Heawood, CEO of IMPRESS said: ‘We are glad to continue operating as the UK’s only recognised approved press regulator. News publications are under huge pressure to regain the public’s trust. Today’s decision confirms that IMPRESS is uniquely well-placed to help publishers earn that trust.’

IMPRESS currently regulates 121 independent news publications in the UK – including SKWAWKBOX.

SKWAWKBOX comment:

The independent left media are currently under attack on a number of fronts – but those subscribing to IMPRESS are regulated by the UK’s only genuinely independent and fully Leveson-compliant regulator, unlike the so-called ‘mainstream’ regulator who fund and run their own ‘sham‘ regulator IPSO.

IMPRESS itself was recently under sustained attack by those supposedly mainstream press titles – unsuccessfully.

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1 comment

  1. All complaints bodies in this country are a sham, fixed to protect the interests of those it they are supposed to oversee.

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