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I think the point is that if you have been abused by the press, then you ought not to have to go to your abusers in order to ask for redress. Just as if, for example, you have been abused by a priest, then you ought not have to go to the priesthood for redress. Because history shows that you are very unlikely to receive it. These organisations cover up their own midemeanours, and the press is no exception. There needs to be an independent and statutory press regulator to which you can go with your complaint, without the need for you to approach the press directly, at all.

But under the current arrangements you cannot do that. IPSO insists that if you have been abused by the press then you must first go to the press with your complaint, and exhaust their procedures, before you can approach them. And how many people who have had their lives ruined by press intrusion and slander are going to feel like doing that? Particularly when they already know that the outcome has been rigged against them. It's a sick joke.

But even if you do get as far as complaining to IPSO, it won't do you any good. You will find that the game has been just as rigged against you. Because IPSO, in spite of describing itself as the Independent Press Standards Organisation, is in fact an industry front - set up, financed and determined by the industry itself, with no wider public consultation, in order to protect its own self-interest. So no prizes for guessing what the fate of your complaint is very likely to be. And coming, as this does, in the wake of the Leveson Enquiry into the ethics and practices of the press, all that IPSO really expresses is the contempt which the newspaper proprietors have for the clearly expressed wishes of Parliament and the British people. In expressing this contempt, I also think they have the nod-and-a-wink connivance of a Tory-led government which is no doubt seeking the support of these same newspapers, in the run up to the next General Election.

What is IPSO? hackinginquiry.org/comment/fak…

IPSO Launched With A Whisper: hackinginquiry.org/comment/ips…

Mirror newspapers finally admit to phone hacking: hackinginquiry.org/mediareleas…

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Unfortunately I'm not on facebook so I can't like your page. Sorry...:heart::iconyuicryplz:
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