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To: Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO)

Save our democracy from media bias

Make newspaper reporting fairer and more accurate during elections by stopping fact and opinion being mixed

Why is this important?

Newspapers hold massive power - they are read by millions of people every day. But that power is abused when facts and opinions are mixed. Most papers answer to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), whose own rules say they must “make a clear distinction between comment, conjecture and fact”. But IPSO isn’t enforcing its own rules. Studies show that election coverage across many papers had a clear bias.

Freedom of the press is crucial and newspapers can support whoever they like. But facts are facts - so news reports must be fair, accurate and clear. Sign the petition now and tell IPSO to act now to protect our democracy.

Reasons for signing

  • Because we need true facts .
  • The broadcast media have to be fair and balanced. There is no such requirement of the press. This is a major flaw in a democracy.
  • Free reporting should be allowed but only where it can be verified but opinions should be stated as such


2019-12-22 00:10:15 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2019-12-16 02:41:31 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2019-12-14 21:18:54 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2019-12-14 13:45:40 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-12-14 12:19:09 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-12-14 11:16:10 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-12-14 11:10:27 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-12-14 11:05:46 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-12-14 10:05:15 +0000

10 signatures reached