Complain to the Media

Making a media complaint

If you have seen something in a newspaper or magazine that you would like to complain about, you can write to the editor, the letters editor, or the journalist. If you don’t receive a reply within one week, or you are not happy with their answer, then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation. IPSO is an independent organisation that deals with complaints from members of the public about the contents of newspapers and magazines.

You can contact them at:

Independent Press Standards Organisation
Gate House
1 Farringdon Street
London
EC4M 7LG

Helpline: 0300 123 2220
Email: complaints@ipso.co.uk
Website: www.ipso.co.uk


Making a complaint about broadcast media

If you have seen something on television or heard something on the radio that you would like to complain about, you can contact Ofcom. If the programme was on BBC TV or radio, then you need to go directly to the BBC.

Ofcom

Ofcom 
Riverside House 
2a Southwark Bridge Road 
London 
SE1 9HA

Tel: 0300 123 3333
Website: www.ofcom.org.uk

BBC Complaints

PO Box 1922
Darlington
DL3 0UR

Tel:  03700 100 222
Website: www.bbc.co.uk/complaints