Editors’ Code of Practice

Here is the Accuracy clause of the Editors’ Code of Practice for newspapers and magazines in the UK.

i) The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including pictures.

ii) A significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distortion once recognised must be corrected, promptly and with due prominence, and – where appropriate – an apology published. In cases involving the Regulator, prominence should be agreed with the Regulator in advance.

iii) The Press, whilst free to be partisan, must distinguish clearly between comment, conjecture and fact.

iv) A publication must report fairly and accurately the outcome of an action for defamation to which it has been a party, unless an agreed settlement states otherwise, or an agreed statement is published.

To file complaints with the Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO) about errors at UK news sites which violate the clause above, please go here.

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  1. To be independent is the major issue of a credible organization.
    But when someone presents itself as Independent and blame only Palestinians (beware they are not at all innocent…but this is true of the other party involved, too), being her name Tamar something.(Blumenstein, Mordechai, Perlman, who cares)….there is the old question …cui bono?
    Not all the people of this planet are as stupid as they should be

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