Exam date

When's the 2016 exam? Wednesday 8th June, am.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

IPSO Princess, Press, Privacy: Mail breaches Code

Why the bikini photographs of Princess Beatrice fell foul of Ipso.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

WEB tightens as BBFC expands to online age checks

Pornography sites face UK block under enhanced age controls.

Protecting children

Unrealistic aim?
Potentially restricting adult freedom of choice: many sites would simply block UK IP addresses (identifying web users as being in the UK) rather than run the risk of fines, or take on the cost of a separate monitoring and age verification system for this one market
Potential for government abuse: the legislation uses the terms pornography and adult content interchangably; as we've discussed with Baise Moi the term pornography is slippery enough, but adult content can be defined as widely as the government wishes.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

ADVERTISING Mail bricks it over Lego boycott campaign

Campaigners claim victory after Lego stops Daily Mail promotions http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/12/lego-ends-daily-mail-links-campaigners-claim-victory?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger

Friday, 4 November 2016

Greenslade sums up why IPSO isn't credible

Greenslade has an interesting position: opposed to statutory intervention but argues that IPSO remains a regulator The Guardian should refuse to sign up to, for reasons he makes very clear...

Mail is dangerous driver say 50 organisations

Note there is no mention of IPSO in this story. The Muslim Council of Britain organised 50 civic organisations (including the biggest teachers union, the NUT) to co-sign a letter of protest over a Mail front page claiming foreign drivers were much more dangerous than UK drivers. 

Not exactly a sign of public confidence in IPSO as a credible regulator.

Daily Mail draws criticism over front page story targeting foreign drivers http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/04/daily-mail-draws-criticism-over-front-page-story-targeting-foreign-drivers?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger

In Brexit Britain, being a foreigner marks me out as evil