01/31/2023

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Hacked Off analysis reveals IPSO has NEVER upheld a sexism complaint

“In almost 8 years, IPSO has never sanctioned a newspaper for either racist or sexist press coverage.”

A Hacked Off analysis of IPSO rulings found that:

Not one complaint of sexism has ever been upheld in nearly 8 years of IPSO’s existence
In that same 8 years only 2 discrimination complaints have ever been upheld

Hacked Off board-member and journalist Emma Jones said,

“In almost 8 years IPSO has never sanctioned a newspaper for either racist or sexist press coverage.

“Thousands of complaints have been made about the Mail on Sunday’s misogynistic article about Angela Rayner MP, but on the basis of IPSO’s track record, the likelihood of any of them being upheld is vanishingly small.

“The Mail on Sunday editor’s subsequent refusal to meet with the Speaker of the House of Commons illustrates the contempt in which editors hold any person or organisation who would seek to hold them to account.

“They think they are above accountability and, so long as IPSO remains in place, they are.

“Until the Government act to complete the Leveson reforms, and compel all national newspapers to be members of an independent regulator, misogyny, racism and other forms of discrimination in the press will persist.”

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