About Us

What is our vision?

A society which can expect decent standards from its press. Where publishers have the freedom to report stories in the public interest without fear of retribution from those with more political or financial power. Where people who are harmed by the press can get redress without the risk of huge legal costs. And where truly independent press regulation – without influence from government or business – can build a sense of trust between the public and the press.

What do we do?

We are blazing a trail for a fairer, better kind of press regulation. We award a trusted journalism mark to news publishers who meet our standards. We give these publishers the freedom to report hard-hitting stories, and ensure they behave fairly if complaints are made against them. We have the power to decide on complaints which publishers cannot resolve.

Recognised By Royal Charter

IMPRESS is the only press regulator to be recognised as independent and effective under the Royal Charter. We provide an arbitration scheme which is free to the public and protects publishers against the risk of court costs and exemplary damages.

Independent and Fair

No other press regulator is so independent of Government and the press industry. We do not allow politicians on our Board and we are not dependent on any publisher. We are the only press regulator to meet Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations.


Publishing is a fast-moving industry. By continually reviewing our standards code and our services in light of changes in society and news technology, we are able to increase the positive impact of our work for the press and the public.