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Adjudication Panel

Our panel is made up of men and women of high integrity, facilitate the timely response and resolution of disputes brought to the office of the Ombud.

Constitution

The constitution and code of conduct of the Ombudsman oversee the relationship between itself, panel members and owners of Independent Media.

Appeals Panel

Our appeals panel is made up of experienced individuals who specialise in media, law and dispute resolutions specifically tasked to weigh fair rulings.

Complaints Procedure

Get a step by step guide on how you can go about lodging a complaint to the office of the Independent Media Ombudsman.

Press Code

The Independent Media Press Code serves as an ethical and professional benchmark for all journalists and editors and their professional conduct.

Rulings

The Independent Media Ombudsman publicly accounts and documents judgements handed down by its adjudication and appeals panels.

Multimedia Gallery

A picture says more than a thousand words. You can track the history of and activities of the Office of the Group Ombudsman as captured in photographs and videos.

Useful Links

The Office of Group Ombudsman handpicks readings on media and ethics, to keep journalists, editors and readers educated on investigative authorities’ best practice.

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