BBC Editorial Guidelines
The BBC's collection of resources about their values and standards, guidelines, and supplementary guidance and practical tips.
The DA Notice System
Explains the DA notice system, which is the government method of officially request news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects for reasons of national security.
Flat Earth News
Information about a book by an award-winning journalist exploring the mechanics of falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the media; includes background materials and ordering details.
An independent fact-checking organisation, removing the spin from political statements and make it easier to see the facts and context behind the claims made by the key players in British political debate.
Glasgow Media Group
A group of researchers, academics, broadcasters, journalists and others working to develop new methodologies and research in the area of media and communications. With profiles, and a guide to their projects and publications.
Official site of this inquiry, set up by the government in 2011, and chaired by Lord Justice Leveson. The inquiry examines the culture, practices and ethics of the British media, particularly in the light of tabloid phone hacking scandal.
Gives the full text of Lord Justice Leveson's 2012 report into culture, pratices and ethics of the press.
Mail Watch Forum
Aims to expose alleged political bias and inaccuracies in the Daily Mail newspaper.
Written by experienced and established journalists; aims to highlight mainstream media bias and censorship. Includes discussion forum.
Campaigns for a more democratic and accountable media, where diversity, public interest and ethical journalism come before the private gain of a few media moguls.
Media Wise Trust
Independent charity providing training and advice on media ethics in the UK. Contains articles on a variety of themes including the press and children, conflict, diversity, suicide and health.
The watchdog and activist organisation campaigns for socially responsible broadcasting, and against that which is deemed offensive or harmful, such as violence, pornography and profanity. Examples of its work are presented on its site, including annual reports and contacts.
A collection of news, resources, and discussion on media law and ethics, for digital publishers.
Provides the NUJ Code of Conduct, with guidelines to download for particular topics; also includes details of their support for their journalists in the field of ethics.
Scottish Media Monitor
Contains commentary and articles by author Garry Otton on the treatment of sexuality and homosexuality in the Scottish press.
The Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel
Magazine industry's self-regulatory body which ensures that the sexual content of teenage magazines is presented in a responsible and appropriate manner. Includes details of the complaints procedure, guidelines and research reports.