20th June 2024
If You Care About Immigration, You Should Care About How It’s Reported
Is immigration a topic you feel passionate about? Well, you should also care about how it is reported on. Let’s explain.

Newspaper pages and social media is frequently dominated by stories on immigration. But often claims about small boats, legislation and facts and figures aren’t reported accurately.

Immigration has long been a passionate, fiery and often toxic source of debate. But it is crucial that it is reported accurately, with misinformation having the potential to lead to an increase in discrimination and harassment.

Whether you see them in print, online, on TV or even on social media, more often than not, the information you are reading will be there because a journalist has reported on it. Be that through an investigation, a press conference or a press release.

But there is no law requiring news to be accurate or regulated. Sometimes misleading news is printed deliberately to score political points. Sometimes it is a result of overstretched newsrooms rushing to compete with each other to publish quickly instead of accurately.

You deserve accurate information on immigration. Truly independent press regulators like Impress require publishers to ensure accuracy and make them accountable if they print misleading information.

We also want regulated publishers to receive better support so that they can focus on quality not quantity when they are reporting on immigration.

So, if you want to see more accurate coverage of immigration, sign our petition today.

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About Impress 

Impress is a champion for news that can be trusted. We are here to make sure news providers can publish with integrity; and the public can engage in an ever-changing media landscape with confidence. We set the highest regulatory standards for news, offer education to help people make informed choices and provide resolution when disputes arise. 

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Louie Chandler: louie@impressorg.com / 02033076778