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Alan Rusbridger and IPSO talk press regulation

20 January 2015

In the second evidence session of its inquiry into press regulation, the House of Lords Communications Committee will tomorrow question the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian, and Bob Satchwell, Executive Director of the Society of Editors.

Witnesses

Tuesday 20 January 2015, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30 pm, from IPSO:

  • Sir Alan Moses, Chairman
  • Matt Tee, Chief Executive

    Possible lines of questioning

      The witnesses are likely to face questions from the Committee on issues including:

      • why IPSO was established, its main aims and objectives, its current stage of development and information on the organisation’s funding;
      • how IPSO plans to remain independent of the press and what its investigations process will be;
      • the reasons behind IPSO not seeking recognition under the Royal Charter; and
      • what the main differences are between IPSO and IMPRESS

      At 4.30 pm:

      • Alan Rusbridger, Editor, The Guardian
      • Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, the Society of Editors

        Possible lines of questioning

          Mr Rusbridger will be questioned on issues including The Guardian’s position on press regulation in the UK post-Leveson; how it handles complaints from readers; and why it has not joined IPSO.
           
          Mr Satchwell is likely to face questions on areas including the Society of Editors support of IPSO – or otherwise; the most significant recommendations from the Leveson Report for the Society and its members; and how the local press will be impacted.

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