You can complain about:
- media reports about you and your family
- how journalists have behaved towards you and your family
Complain about something published in a newspaper or magazine
Complain directly to the editor first.
If you don't get a reply after a week you can complain to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).
IPSO is the independent organisation that deals with complaints about coverage in newspapers and magazines in the UK.
- gives advice about what you can do before a piece is published
- works to stop media harassment. This includes coping with journalists hassling you for information and interviews
You can make a complaint using IPSO's complaint form or by writing to:
Independent Press Standards Organisation
Phone: 0300 123 22 20
24 hour emergency advice line: 07799 903 929
1 Farringdon Street
Complain about something you saw on TV or heard on the radio
Contact Ofcom. Ofcom is the independent organisation that deals with complaints about TV and radio programmes.
You can make a complaint using Ofcom's complaint form or by writing to:
Phone: 020 7981 3040
Helpline: 0300 123 3333
2a Southwark Bridge Road
Ofcom don't deal with complaints about the BBC. If your complaint's about something you saw or heard on BBC TV or radio you should contact the BBC directly using their complaints form or by writing to:
Phone: 03700 100 222
Textphone: 03700 100 212
PO Box 1922