The IPSO Review

Like a baby found in a basket of reeds, the long-awaited review of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has appeared over the horizon.

Today IPSO issued a press release announcing the appointment of Sir Joseph Pilling, a retired civil servant, to conduct a review of its independence and effectiveness (for coverage of which see here). The review will be assisted by 11KBW’s own Zoe Gannon.

The terms of reference are available on its website and it is inviting submissions from the general public and key stakeholders. I suspect regular readers of Panopticon will have a lot of things to say (at least some of which will not be a Moses-based pun) and may want to get in touch.

In any event, we look forward to hearing what Sir Joseph concludes on whether IPSO is successfully regulating the press. The plan is for the review to have concluded in six months.

Christopher Knight